New coaster headed to Knoebels for 2015

Last updated: February 20, 2014 - 12:39pm


ELYSBURG -- Knoebels plans to add a metal coaster to its amusement park, it said in a social media announcement on Thursday. "Will you ride Impulse?" the amusement park asked as it posted a picture of a roller coaster that showed eight-person cars traveling around a twisty and loopy track with what looks like a near vertical plunge. The highest point of the coaster will be 98 feet, the park said via Twitter. That's 50 feet shorter than the Stratosfear drop ride.Get a better look at the planned coaster:
...
It expects construction on the ride to be complete in 2015, park representatives said on its Facebook page. The ride will be built in the area of the Bumper Boats and Boat Tag rides, which will be removed. The park now has two wooden roller coasters: Twister, which has been open since 1999 and is 101.5 feet tall, according to amusement park blogs. The Phoenix, which has been at the park since 1985, is 78 feet high. We have a reporter on the story and will have more on the ride later this afternoon, along with a full story in Friday's paper. Here's the Tweet that announced the ride:

For all breaking news alerts and updates, follow us on Twitter.


Last Updated: January 12, 2018 - 7:50pm

VALLEY TWP. — A roaring fire is tearing through a large house at 1094 Charlene Drive on Friday night.

Firefighters were trucking in water to try to douse the blaze inside a brick...

READ MORE »

Last Updated: January 12, 2018 - 9:41am

DANVILLE — The Danville Area school board is considering opening the head coaching position for its football team.

The board had earlier asked administrators at the district to...

READ MORE »

Last Updated: January 11, 2018 - 5:49pm

WAPWALLOPEN — A trio of dog breeders face 130 separate charges for keeping 11 German Shorthair Pointers in frigid outdoor kennels on a property near here, while more than a dozen more...

READ MORE »

Advertisement