Monday, January 11, 2010

Knoebel's Begins "Black Diamond" Prep

On its official Facebook page today, Knoebels Amusement Resort (Elysburg, PA) posted three photos of work being done in preparation for the upcoming Black Diamond ride, which is presently slated to be ready for the 2011 season.

The Black Diamond will be constructed from the original tracks and ancillary mechanical equipment of the Golden Nugget Mine Ride.

Knoebels acquired these, along with several trains, from the Morey Organization last year, after it was announced that the framework of the legendary Hunt's Pier attraction would be demolished.

For more info and updates, check out Knoebels official website.

1 comment:

  1. I miss the Golden Nugget since the last time I rode it was June, 1998 its final year of operation in Wildwood. I also rode the original version between 1980-1983 and in June, 1996 when it reopened at the then new Dinosaur beach. I still have ads and brochures from it preserved and old Hunt's Pier brochures from 1982, and Castle Dracula brochure from 1978. I can't believe it's opening so soon (2011) at Knoebel's. I thought it would be five years or more until they got the thing finished. How are they doing it? Are they going to build a new building to house it similar to the old Golden Nugget building but coal mine themed? Kennywood got rid of the Gold Rusher which was a coal mine themed dark ride and it had some scary props in it. I wish Knoebel's would have got the bat and a few of the miners at least.