Knott's Berry Farm Log Ride, the Park's Oldest But Still Most-Popular Attraction, Gets a Rehab
No, not Gladys the Toothless 'Ho of Beach and Crescent but Knott's Timber Mountain Log Ride that opened as the Calico Log Ride in 1969, which could mean it was there the first time I entered the park holding my grandma's hand, although I'm thinking that was earlier because the only rides I recall were the train and stagecoach.
|Photos courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm|
|Log ride riders Bud Hurlbut and Walter Knott, who you can almost hear saying, "How'd that hippie get in here?"|
Housed in an eight-story building, the ride includes 24,000 gallons of water sending logs past mechanical figures and taxidermied animals before reaching the finale: a 42-foot drop. It's still Knott's most popular ride, according to the park's publicity team, whose checks are no longer signed by the Walter Knott family but Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. of Ohio.
|The log ride is still a thrill, but Knott's says the work starting this month will make it better.|
Choke down those corn dogs at your own peril.
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