Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Ride - Over The Top - Headed to Knoebels in 2017

A new family ride, named Over The Top, will be added to Knoebels for the classic amusement park's 2017 season.  A drawing of a new ride has been released by the park:

© Knoebels
The ride allows passengers to stand the entire time as the gondola rises and moves in a circular motion - to a maximum height of about 21 feet.  The motion and position of riders means they will stay upright at all times.  This news story points out that park officials purchased the ride at the recent IAAPA trade show because it reminded them of the park's popular (but long retired) Flying Cages ride.

The new ride will be manufactured by SBF Visa Group and have a 48 inch height requirement.  Here's a link to a video of the ride in operation at the trade show - looks like a blast!