Members, Log In. Not a member? Sign Up

Ultimate Rollercoaster > Discussion Forums > Roller Coasters, Parks & Attractions > Last Knoebels question, i promise....

Last Knoebels question, i promise....

NotSo NotSo Profile

Posted:
3/10/18 at
8:23:57 PM

Views: 621

I always get good advice on ultimate rollercoaster, and I know iv'e brought this up before.. but here goes..

I am putting my foot down and going to Knoebels this summer. By myself most likely.

Waldameer is one of my favorite places to visit, its only an hour drive. Knoebels is 5. So, I guess my biggest question would be this - if I made a one day/night trip out of it, and I rent a campsite from them for one night, is it ok if I "camp" in my SUV? silly question I know... has anybody done this? The local hotels are a bit away from the park, and to be perfectly honest, I like to drink some beers at my car and ride rides. Id rather not drive anywhere if I'm drinking.

Any help would be great, thanks!

* This post was modified at 3/10/18 8:25:12 PM *

Re: Last Knoebels question, i promise.... by frontrow frontrow Profile at 3/24/18 7:03:12 AM
We have been making an annual visit to Knoebels for a very long time now, but we have never stayed on property, or done anything along those lines. I do understand the reasoning behind it, and probably something I may entertain myself one day, after the kids are off on their own.
Re: Last Knoebels question, i promise.... by coastinj coastinj Profile at 3/26/18 4:07:11 AM
There is nothing listed on any of their pages that mentions this to be a violation. As far as the alcohol, make sure to keep it secured and relegated to your camp site as they are firm on no alcohol inside the park itself. And as long as you follow their quiet hours and don’t draw attention to yourself (in a bad way) I’m sure no one will bother you and you’ll have a good visit.

Make sure to try the pierogies from the rotating shack. And I usually get the campsite that looks upon Twister (and part of the water park). There’s nothing like seeing the running lights on the ride light up the sky at night from your campsite.

Re: Last Knoebels question, i promise.... by NotSo NotSo Profile at 3/26/18 6:06:33 AM
coastinj said:

There is nothing listed on any of their pages that mentions this to be a violation. As far as the alcohol, make sure to keep it secured and relegated to your camp site as they are firm on no alcohol inside the park itself. And as long as you follow their quiet hours and don’t draw attention to yourself (in a bad way) I’m sure no one will bother you and you’ll have a good visit.


Make sure to try the pierogies from the rotating shack. And I usually get the campsite that looks upon Twister (and part of the water park). There’s nothing like seeing the running lights on the ride light up the sky at night from your campsite.

Thanks for the tip! I don't get wasted drunk at parks, I do like to take a break with a couple beers at my car though. I'm 43 and never had a DUI, I always try to stay somewhere really close if i'm drinking.
Was thinking of going on a Monday, stay the night there camping in my Rav4, and come home Tuesday. Knoebles is legendary, I can't believe I have never been there...

Re: Last Knoebels question, i promise.... by coastinj coastinj Profile at 3/28/18 12:02:57 AM
Well make sure to ride all the coasters, the brass ring carousel, the bumper cars, the flying skooters, and the looper. My only negative to the park (and that’s not saying a lot) I wish there was more options for souvenirs but that’s only because I love the park and some unique tokens would be nice.
Re: Last Knoebels question, i promise.... by NotSo NotSo Profile at 3/28/18 10:47:10 AM
Thanks. I'm really looking forward to it.
Twister and Phoenix look like my kind of coasters!
Re: Last Knoebels question, i promise.... by glutton glutton Profile at 3/31/18 1:30:59 PM
NotSo said:

Thanks. I'm really looking forward to it.
Twister and Phoenix look like my kind of coasters!

Phoenix is awesome, and the whole park has a nice feel/atmosphere. I've only visited Knoebels once (I live in California), but I'd love to get back there again someday!

Re: Last Knoebels question, i promise.... by frontrow frontrow Profile at 4/2/18 12:33:33 AM
I could write a book on why Knoebels is my favorite park. Best thing to do NotSo is go and experience it for yourself. I still haven't experienced every single thing at Knoebels, but we cross more things off off our bucket list every year. Also by the way, I actually think Knoebels has the best souvenirs at any amusement park. I have purchased prints of the park, limited edition blankets, and all sorts of cool memorabilia at Knoebels. I spend more money on souvenirs at Knoebels than I do on souvenirs for the entire year. Like I said, the things I buy are limited editions, so I may just be getting lucky with my timing. My wife also makes sure she comes home from the craft section as well.
Re: Last Knoebels question, i promise.... by NotSo NotSo Profile at 4/2/18 8:04:18 PM
Best thing to do is experience it for myself...

I can't wait!

I think i'd like to rent one of their cabins. Maybe I should stay 2 nights, seems so relaxing!

Re: Last Knoebels question, i promise.... by mugen828 mugen828 Profile at 4/25/18 10:01:04 PM
I am from NJ, and I've lived in PA for 4 years now. I JUST went to Knoebels for the first time last year and loved every second of it.

It's definitely different than your typical park, but man it's got that magic!

Also the coasters are SUPER fun.

Not sure if you went yet since this post, but if/when you do, I hope it's awesome!

- mugen828
157 Coasters -- Favorite Coaster -- Nitro (SFGAdv)
117 Steel -- 40 Wood -- Home Park: SFGADv