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Knoebels Amusement Park - A Day of Fun
Knoebels Grove Amusement Park - A Great Day for Everyone!
If you are looking for a great family amusement park, check out Knoebels Grove. Located in Elysburg, PA, Knoebels Amusement Park is ideal for families or anyone looking for a great, affordable day. Enjoy the theme park rides, top rated roller coasters, a spring-fed swimming pool with water rides, and a Haunted House that has been featured on the Discovery Channel.
Plenty of free parking, great food, and beautiful mountain scenery. Pay one fee to ride all day, or buy your tickets for each ride.
Knoebels - A Great Family Park
Not for adults only!
Knoebels Amusement Park is a fantastic place to take little ones. The Park has a special "Kiddie Land" with a large variety of rides and activities that are age appropriate for young ones. And the nice part is since you do not have to pay a fee just to walk into the park, you can take your time and just let the kids enjoy the area.
A playland is located near the ice cream stand (how convenient!). When everyone needs a timeout, you can just let the kids climb and run around in that area.
Caution: There are two exit points in the play area. Don't think that you can stand by the entrance to make sure your child does not wander away.
Other park activities suitable for young children include the swimming pool, the train ride that covers 1.5 miles through a wooded area, and of course the cotton candy!
You can find a variety of food pavillions and stands. Selections range from sausage sandwiches to buffalo burgers. The Alamo Restaurant offers a place to sit down indoors and relax.
The food offered at Knoebels is tasty and affordable.
I have been going to Knoebels since I was a child. And I still love going there! Each time is like a new experience.
Thanks to Joe Rollerfan for the Carousel shot!http://www.flickr.com/photos/rollerfan/ / CC BY-NC 2.0
Wooden Roller Coasters
Two of the best wooden coasters!
Knoebels has two wooden coasters; the "Phoenix" and the "Twister".
The Phoenix Roller Coaster was originally built in 1947 and was located in Playland Park, San Antonio. It was known as "The Rocket".
Dick Knoebel purchased and relocated the classic wooden coaster in 1984. Coaster enthusiasts can continue to enjoy one of the best wooden roller coasters in the country.
The Twister is based on the "Mister Twister" ride that was located in Denver. Knoebels tried to relocate the original ride, but did not have the space in the park for it. So, instead, Knoebels purchased the blueprints and rebuilt the roller coaster, modifying the layout to fit the space that was available. The mathematical model of the coaster was preserved.
Photo is the Twister Coaster photographed from the skyride.
Phoenix Roller Coaster - Roller Coaster Video
Want to see a video of the Phoenix? Watch this and get a good look at that first drop!
Knoebels Haunted House Attraction - Great for Halloween!
The Haunted Mansion was built after the 1972 Hurricane Agnes flood. It opened in 1973 and still continues to receive awards. The design is the typical dark car ride with different displays and effects. Lots of fun. I would not recommend taking little ones in. The Mansion is pitch black inside. I found out through experience that the little ones are very frightened of the darkness.
Halloween Happenings at Knoebels Amusement Park - October 2010 Events in Elysburg
Halloween at Knoebels
Look what is happening this October! Don't miss these spooky events!
Hallo-Fun happens in October. Dates for this year have not been announced yet.
Experience the excitement of riding one of the coasters in the dark, or ride the Halloween Express via the Pioneer Train. Plenty of fun things for all ages.
Haunted House Ride DVD - Knoebels Has an Award Winning Haunted House
The Haunted House ride at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA has been thrilling dark ride fans for over 30 years. In this new DVD from Laff In The Dark, you'll walk the track through the eerie corridors of this classic ride on a guided tour led by Knoebels Haunted House Supervisor Dave Wynn. Also featured are interviews with park president Dick Knoebel who shares details about the design and construction history of the Haunted House, and John Fetterman, designer of Knoebels Twister coaster and one of the first Haunted House ride operators. You'll also learn about the cars and sound effects AND take two full rides - first, in the dark and then with the lights on.
Knoebels Haunted House DVD Video Tour
Take a peak at one of the clips from the Knoebels Haunted House DVD Video Tour.
Knoebels Grove Park Video
In this video, you get a feel for the park. A very clean park that is slow paced and relaxing. You can actually just sit on a bench and enjoy the mountain view or people watching!
Knoebels Has Great Food
The food is very good and affordable at Knoebels. But, remember that tables are available if you want to have a family picnic while visiting Knoebels.
Where is Elysburg, PA? - Knoebels Amusement Park is Easy to Find
Use google maps to locate Knoebels Amusement Park. Very easy to find and a very beautiful drive.
Learn More about Knoebels Amusement Resort
The park will be opening soon. So be sure to save a day or two to visit one of the best amusement parks in the country.
Knoebels has something for everyone!
- Thrill Rides
Strap in and get ready for some of the best amusement park rides anywhere! We've got the Grand Carousel with organ music and brass rings! And after a spin on the carousel, check out any of our world
Who doesn't want to camp out at an amusement park? The fun doesn't have to end after one day. Turn your amusement park visit into a family vacation.
- Fun Splashing Around
Cool off this summer by enjoying the mountain stream water that fills the Crystal Pool and the great water slides.
- Calendar & Events
Check the calendar for upcoming events at Knoebels.
- Parties & Dining
Looking to plan a PA family reunion or group outing? Find everything you need to plan a birthday party, a family reunion, or a company picnic right here.
- Don't forget your map!
Download your map before you arrive so you are ready to go.
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