Monday, November 4, 2019

What Do Triotech and Knott's Berry Farm Have Planned for the Park's 2020 Season?

Just recently the IAAPA Expo schedule of announcement events came out, and if you haven't had a gander yet take a look here.

There's always a lot of fun announcements at the Expo, and this year looks to be no different.  There will be new coaster front cars revealed from Maurer, Rocky Mountain Construction and Great Coasters International, new rides announced by Zamperla, additions to Coney Island's Luna Park and plenty more.

But one announcement caught the eye of many, and that's one from Knott's Berry Farm and Triotech.  The tagline for the announcement is short, and definitely leaves us wanting more: "Together with Knott’s Berry Farm, Triotech will announce a new attraction celebrating the park’s 100th anniversary."

A new attraction!?  Now we do not know the scale of this attraction, but Triotech already has a pretty big one at Knott's in the form of Voyage to the Iron Reef.

© Knott's Berry Farm
The 4-D dark ride was installed at the park in 2015 as part of Cedar Fair's "Amusement Dark" series... which fizzled out rather quickly after this instillation.  Regardless of that though guests are still enjoying their trip under the sea on the interactive dark ride, which due to its very nature could possibly be rethemed with ease.

We all know that the building that Voyage to the Iron Reef is in was previously home to both Knott's Bear-y Tales and Kingdom of the Dinosaurs.  Bear-y Tales is held in high regard by park fans, but kinda not so much for the dinos.  Perhaps a retheme to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park is in order for Voyage in order to bring back the bears in a much more modern way?

That could just be dreaming... it also could be a much smaller instillation, like one of the company's XD Dark theaters.  Who knows!  At least we don't have to wait long, as the announcement will be November 19th.