Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Knott's Berry Farm Updating Classic Flume Ride

© Knott's Berry Farm
I really like the direction that Knott's Berry Farm appears to once again be headed in.  Between the removal of Perilous Plunge for a selection of family rides, a total renovation of the park's food offerings and today's announcement, the park is showing it is not afraid to spend cash on aspects of the park that were in need of attention.

That brings us to the latest news, the park will send the Timber Mountain Log Ride under a multi-million dollar renovation that will last approximately five months.  When the mountain, which first opened in 1969 and is still one of the park's most popular rides, opens it will look like new, head to toe.  The park has contracted Garner Holt Productions to create all new scenes for inside the ride that will stay true to the original theme and story line.

“The Timber Mountain Log Ride not only embodies the spirit of Knott’s Berry Farm, but it also set the bar for all themed attractions that came after,” says Raffi Kaprelyan, Knott’s general manager who worked for Bud Hurlbut from 1979-1983. “Bud Hurlbut made numerous contributions to Knott’s Berry Farm, but I think that the Timber Mountain Log Ride remains his crowning achievement.”

The ride will close January 7th for the renovations to begin.  Great decision, Knott's!  I can't wait to see the finished product.