Finally got to ride the Black Diamond last saturday. Twice. It is worth the trip. Though The mountain facade is gone the track is nearly identical to the Gold Nugget, only real noticeable difference is that the drops have been slowed down / braked a bit more than they were before. The interior pictures online so far do not do justice to the experience, the dim lantern lighting is absolutely magical.
Post by mttbrilhart on Sept 21, 2012 20:00:45 GMT -5
Brandon, I can safely say that what you infered about the facade of Knoebel's Haunted House is 100% accurate; it says that they were going for something that looked normal that would cause you to question what exactly was inside in the book that they released in 2004: Knoebel's: An Amusement Park with a Heart
It's funny you should mention not being impressed by the facade, because I always liked it for what it was. It was meant to look like a house; it's a haunted house, so it needed to look like a house; I've always liked the porch and it's wide turn-around so that the cars could go through the front doors instead of the maintenance ones directly infront of the boarding area. Knoebel's Haunted House is a scarier experience though. There's quite a bit of art in there too, but you can't appreciate it during the ride unless you come prepared and ready to take flash photos. It's a vastly different ride in comparison to Trimper's Haunted House.
I haven't been up there to see Black Diamond yet, but I'm hoping to get up there this coming Summer, and hoping to hit Waldameer maybe during the same trip. What did you think of the coasters? Which do you prefer? Twister, or Phoenix?
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2012 20:01:05 GMT -5 by mttbrilhart
Post by zombieraider on Jun 9, 2013 13:48:03 GMT -5
Went Yesterday!....The HH had lights out in the foyer so you couldn't see the portraits at all and that same lighting being out made the organ room incredibly dark....Darker than it already usually is, so the organist was almost invisible....It made the 3 stunts in the room pop more though when the light briefly came on....The rest of it was the same...Definitely a cool ride!
I got to tour the Black Diamond in the DAFE tour a few years ago and this was the first time I got to ride the actual ride....I loved the ride and MY WIFE loved the ride so much, she rode it every single time I did...She usually rides once or twice in the HH and then she's done so this is saying something for a dark ride...Everything is done so well! I highly recommend a trip to see this if you haven't yet....ZR
Brandon: The forum has so many new visitors, but so few new posts! Come on people! Let's get the conversation started. Summer is almost here!
Apr 29, 2013 12:00:20 GMT -5
HHMacabre: Hi everyone! Did I hear word of new additions in the ride? How is the Mineshaft?
May 7, 2013 20:44:50 GMT -5
Brandon: Yes, there are supposed to be two new effects installed this year. I don't have any insight yet but will share the information once I receive it. I don't think anything has been done with the Shaft.
May 8, 2013 10:21:23 GMT -5
Brandon: There have also been three additional mini shooting galleries installed around the park. Pics and information to come a later date at ochh.net.
May 8, 2013 10:21:52 GMT -5
mttbrilhart: Headed down on the 14th; head home on the 17th. Anyone else going to be down around then?
Aug 2, 2013 15:09:41 GMT -5
nickanap: anybody still come on here?
Apr 16, 2015 20:38:20 GMT -5
plokoon111: Yeah im just hoping more people become active.
Apr 28, 2015 18:20:18 GMT -5
codejuggler: Hi All! Was wondering if anyone has pics of the inside of trimpers toyland from back in the day.
Apr 29, 2015 7:26:22 GMT -5
Hanover, Pa: Crickets on here!
Jan 17, 2019 11:34:34 GMT -5