Thursday, September 14, 2017

2019 Roller Coaster Calendar

Our 2019 Roller Coaster Calendar

Today we are pleased to announce the release of our 2019 Roller Coaster Calendar. It features roller coasters from many amusement parks, including Knoebels, Holiday World, Waldameer, Kentucky Kingdom, Carowinds, Cedar Point, Family Kingdom, Kennywood, Darien Lake, and Kings Island. These calendars are custom made with photos taken by the authors. The calendars open up to be 17 inches tall by 11 inches wide. Purchases can be made using the PayPal menus at the bottom of this page, and at the top of the page.
Also available is our book on Pennsylvania's historic amusement parks, Great Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Road Trip. It features Knoebels, Kennywood Park, Hersheypark, Dorsey Park, Waldameer, DelGrosso's, the currently idle Lakemont, Dutch Wonderland, Idlewild, and Conneaut Lake Park.

Purchases of both items can be made through the PayPal menu at the bottom of this page, and at the top of this page. 

2019 Coaster Calendar and PA Amusement Parks Book Options

Monday, September 4, 2017

Knoebels Labor Day Weekend 2017

We closed out our summer with a visit to Knoebels. I am not sure what it is about this park, but it always so magical to visit. 
Impulse cutting through the morning fog. 

After having some lunch at the Alamo Diner, we dropped by Phoenix to experience its onslaught of airtime and fun laterals. It seemed to get better as the day went on. 
The laterals in the turnarounds were really pretty great, especially the third one.

The flyers were as awesome as always.
These Larson/ARM Drop Towers are the best in the industry. No warning on when they will drop and a rapid descent makes these really stand out. In my opinion, ARM Drop Towers and Vertigo Swing Towers outperform their much taller counterparts.
Twister was really flying as well. It was a tough call if I preferred this or Phoenix on this visit. 
The unseasonably cool Labor Day weekend kept swimmers away from the Crystal Pool. The pool will be used for the "Doggie Dive" fundraiser next weekend to close out the pool's 2017 season.
The wicked spaghetti bowl section on Twister.
Flying Turns gliding by.
 We took two rides on the Scenic Skyway

 Now for the big news!
 Brit won coverall at Fascination!
It is the little touches like this that make Knoebels one-of-a-kind

Before we made an encore, we decided to take an evening ride on the Pioneer Express train. When we got out to the woods, a few deer decided to show up!

 We started to head out, but once we saw how incredible the sunset was, we could not resist heading back into the park. 
 We decided to take in the views from the Scenic Skyway. It was a great call.
 The chaser lights on Twister and Phoenix looked awesome.
Knoebels, was as awesome as always and the autumn season will be a great time to visit the park.