Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Knoebels Buys The Golden Nugget

So the word came out last week that Knoebels has bought the track and trains of the Golden Nugget from Moreys Pier. For those that don't know the Golden Nugget was a unique coaster/dark ride that has been on the jersey shore since 1960 (here are some pictures from this past weekends 'farewell event').

Here are my thoughts on the topic:

- This is a "Very Knoebels" move.
- This is a ride that has always intrigued me (love dark rides) so I am happy to see that it is going to live on.
- I think I saw an article that said Knoebels may go with a 'coal mine' theme instead of the current 'old west' theme.
- Are the trains/track going to be any good? I mean the ride opened about 50 years ago and hasn't operated in 10 years and just sat there rotting away in the sand and wind, so how much of whats left be of any real value?
- Hasn't Knoebels learned their lesson from Flying Turns? Its a disaster, never ending construction project (I think they started building what really is a relatively small wood coaster in either 2005 or 2006) and still don't know when or if it will open. Now they are trying to 'resurrect' another classic, which will probably be quite the construction project and uses 50 year old technology.

I do wish Knoebels the best of luck, and this is one I'd be really interested in riding.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When will you be blogging about A-Rod!!

Btw, I am a fellow die-hard Yankees fan!