Thursday, August 20, 2015

Knott's Berry Farm Plans Extensive Refurbishment for GhostRider

via Bing Maps
2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of Ghost Town at Knott's Berry Farm, and the park is planning a large celebration to mark the occasion.  In order to have everything in top shape for the event, the theme park is planning to close GhostRider, their large wooden coaster, on September 8th for an extensive refurbishment and "comprehensive restoration."

No word yet on when the coaster will reopen, or who will be performing the restoration.  Some had hypothesized that Rocky Mountain could perform the work, but other contenders like Great Coasters are high on the list as well, at least in my opinion.

As part of the greater Ghost Town 75th Anniversary celebration work, the park will also remove the Screamin' Swing after September 8th.  The ride is currently located in the middle of the themed area, and has never thematically fit.

Knott's Berry Farm plans to reveal all their plans for 2016 sometime in November, after the popular Halloween Haunt wraps up.  Great to hear that GhostRider will be brought back to proper running shape, as it has the potential to be a great ride!