Still in the Ghost Town area of Knott’s Berry Farm…
I have to admit, I really found this section of the park rather charming. It’s certainly the best themed area in the park (as you will see, the competition is rather lackluster).
Well, here’s something that became a bit of a running gag on this trip. For some reason, Karen decided to take pictures of everything that had “Lee” in the name. My dad’s been doing that whole “ancestry.com” crap, but I haven’t heard a damn thing about my great-great-great grandpappy Hop Wing.
Moving a little further along, we get to the Pony Express coaster. This Zamperla coaster is a sort of homage to old steeplechase coasters, but without the cool racing feature.
Of course, Knott’s Berry Farm used to have its own actual steeplechase coaster, 1976’s Motorcycle Chase (which became Wacky Soap Box Racers until it closed in 1996).
Once again, I’m using the Fast Lane system. Lord, I look like a damn blimp in that picture! In all honesty, I was very concerned about fitting on some of these rides…
Actually, I think I’ll be okay on this one.
It’s a cute ride, but holy crap is it short. The trains are launched out of the station (accelerating up to 38mph) and the entire course is traversed in a mere 36 seconds.
Tubby made the cut.
Like I said. It’s cute but I just couldn’t imagine waiting in a long line for this. By the way, I know I look stupid, but wouldn’t I look stupider if I had my arms up?
Let’s take a moment to appreciate some of the characters in the ghost town area.
This dude was playing “Back in Black” on a banjo. And he was rocking it.
A pair of card sharks hanging out around Old Betsy.
This mime would follow random women around trying to win their favor. Of course, everyone hates mimes so that didn’t really work out for him.
Bigfoot Rapids looked like your standard river rafting ride. While I’m sure the ride was fun, we weren’t really feeling up to potentially getting soaked…