Sunday, January 12, 2020

Knoebels Announces New Tornado Flat Ride for Park's 2020 Season

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Knoebels Amusement Resort, located in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, has announced the addition of a spinning new flat ride named Tornado for the park's 2020 season.  Created by Wisdom Rides of America, the ride will be one of the company's Tornado rides, already quite popular at parks and fairs across the globe.

From the park's press release on the addition, the Tornado with feature eight cars that hold four passengers each in individual seats facing the inside of the car.  The ride will move in a circle then tilt upward at 20 degrees, lifting the cars up to 15 feet above ground level as they swing in a giant circle.

Tornado also has an interactive feature as riders can spin the cars themselves.  "Controlling part of a ride provides a really unique and exciting experience,” said Richard Knoebel, Knoebels park president.

Riders will need to be 38 inches tall to ride Tornado with an adult, and 48 inches to ride alone.  The new ride will be set up near the StratosFEAR drop tower and the Kreeper’s Pumpkin Patch game.

Knoebels has also announced that their magic carpet flat ride, 1001 Nacht, will be removed from the park.  The ride has been at Knoebels for two decades but its age and declining popularity has led the park to decide to retire it.