Thursday, May 23, 2013

Knott's Berry Farm: Timber Mountain Log Ride!

When you think of Knott's Berry Farm, there are classics that come to mind.
Roller coasters, Snoopy, Boysenberry Pie, and the Log Ride!!

In just one week you can experience the newly redesigned Timber Mountain Log Ride!

In 1967, Bud Hurlbut designed the iconic log ride and presented the plans to Walter Knott.
The Timber Mountain Log Ride took nearly a year to construct and cost over 2.5 million dollars. 
Housed in a mountain 300 feet long and 75 feet high, the Log Ride’s flume, 
which carries the logs, is 2,100 feet long and six feet wide. 
The fiberglass logs, weighing 450 pounds apiece, carry four to five passengers, 
enabling 1,800 passengers an hour to board the 36 logs for the thrilling 4 minute journey.
 The “free float” system of the logs did not employ any mechanical device to regulate passage. 
Fluid drive – water current controlled by a pair of 125 horse-power pumps circulating 24,000 gallons of water per minute, 
cause the logs to rush through the flume at speeds ranging from 8 to 22 feet per second. 
A reservoir of 350,000 gallons of water is required to maintain the flow.  

 The Calico Log Ride opened on July 11, 1969 with screen legend John Wayne and his son, John Ethan, taking the first ride down the flume. 
It continues to be the most popular attraction in the park carrying over 2.7 million guests every year!


The redesdigned ride will be filled with animatronics that will bring the new scenes to life!

 The new human and animal figures are so real, I can hardly believe it!

Come check out the new Timber Mountain Log Ride for yourself, 
along with all the other new rides opening next weekend for Summer 2013 on the Boardwalk at Knott's Berry Farm!
Opening May 30, 2013!
I will be there, and I can't wait!

To take advantage of all the new offerings and experience all of Knott’s Farm Fresh Fun,
 the park is selling 2013 Season Passes for only $72.00 or 6 easy payments of $12.00 for a limited time.  

As a Season Pass holder guests receive:
Unlimited visits for the entire 2013 seasonNo blackout dates.  That’s right, no blackout dates.Discounts at select food and merchandise locationsDiscounts on Halloween Haunt TicketsEarly ride time on select rides during summerOther great Season Pass perks and surprises throughout the year!

To purchase passes and find additional information on all Knott’s Berry Farm has to offer, visit

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