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The Best Rides at Knoebels

Updated June 8, 2017 783 votes 182 voters 7.5k views

List of the best rides at Knoebels, including photos, types of rides, and more information. This ranked list of the best Knoebels attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor / dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and Knoebels tours. The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and Knoebels enthusiasts. From the newest rides at Knoebels to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at Knoebels. The most fun part of this is deciding to vote on rides like Phoenix and Jet Star.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different rides, including High Speed Thrill Coaster and Twister.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rides at Knoebels?"
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    Twister

    The Twister is a wooden roller coaster located at the Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. It is a recreation of the famous "Mister Twister," a 1964 John C. Allen design.... more on Wikipedia
    • Park: Knoebels
    • Opened In: 1999-07-24
    • Height (m): 30.9372
    • Max Speed (km/h): 82.881216
    • Drop (m): 27.31008
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    Phoenix

    The Phoenix is a wooden roller coaster located at the Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to its purchase by Knoebels and its subsequent relocation in the mid-1980s, it was operated under the name "The Rocket" at Playland Park in San Antonio, TX.... more on Wikipedia
    • Park: Knoebels
    • Height (m): 23.7744
    • Max Speed (km/h): 72.42048
    • Drop (m): 21.9456
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    Flying Turns

    The Flying Turns is a wooden bobsled roller coaster at the Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. It is modeled after a similar ride designed by John Norman Bartlett and John Miller in the 1920s. The ride concept is similar to a modern steel bobsled roller coaster; however the Flying Turns is made of wood, like the original rides. The layout of the ride is most similar to the original one that was at Riverview Park in Chicago, Illinois.... more on Wikipedia
    • Park: Knoebels
    • Height (m): 15.24
    • Max Speed (km/h): 38.624256
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    Whirlwind

    Whirlwind was a steel roller coaster located at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. It is a standard production model Vekoma Whirlwind double corkscrew roller coaster, featuring a 64-foot lift hill, and a pair of corkscrews separated by a turn. Overall track length is 1,184 feet. Whirlwind opened at Playland in 1984 and operated there until 1992. The ride opened at Knoebels in 1993, replacing the Jet Star. The Whirlwind was removed after the 2004 season due to space constraints at the park. After being removed, the ride was moved to Parque de Diversiones Dr. Roberto Ortiz Brenes in Costa Rica, now called "Bocaraca." The coaster was the only Vekoma corkscrew coaster in the... more on Wikipedia
    • Park: Knoebels
    • Opened In: 1993
    • Height (m): 19.5072
    • Max Speed (km/h): 60.0285312
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