All things Knotts Berry Farm

Phrubruh

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When I try to explain to people about the Sky Jump they think I'm nuts - so you stood in a cage that went up above your waist with tiny little bars where you could see through the grate on the bottom, no seat belts, no restraints, and went up 200 feet, stopped at the top, and then free fall down. So great....

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It's even scarier when you tall and the cage barely gets to your waist and you could totally lean out of the cage. Scared me so much I would just knee inside the cage and hold on tight.
 

RobWDW1971

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It's even scarier when you tall and the cage barely gets to your waist and you could totally lean out of the cage. Scared me so much I would just knee inside the cage and hold on tight.
Same here - you’d watch grown men “shrink” down into the cage when it shoots up.
 

RobWDW1971

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I'm surprised no one ever jumped.
Sky Jump
  • On October 30, 1983, Donald Day, an 18-year-old man from Anaheim, California fell 200 feet (61 m) to his death after climbing over the rail of the gondola he was riding in during the annual Halloween Haunt event. This was the first death in Knott’s history. Originally reported as an accident, some later reports suggested that it was a suicide motivated by the loss of a girlfriend. A 16-year-old friend who was in the gondola when he fell reported that he had given him the keys to his motorcycle, a locker key (which ended up containing only the motorcycle registration), and money for gas, just before entering the ride.
 

Phrubruh

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Sky Jump
  • On October 30, 1983, Donald Day, an 18-year-old man from Anaheim, California fell 200 feet (61 m) to his death after climbing over the rail of the gondola he was riding in during the annual Halloween Haunt event. This was the first death in Knott’s history. Originally reported as an accident, some later reports suggested that it was a suicide motivated by the loss of a girlfriend. A 16-year-old friend who was in the gondola when he fell reported that he had given him the keys to his motorcycle, a locker key (which ended up containing only the motorcycle registration), and money for gas, just before entering the ride.
He wasn't a bald kid in love with a little redhead girl?
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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Sky Jump
  • On October 30, 1983, Donald Day, an 18-year-old man from Anaheim, California fell 200 feet (61 m) to his death after climbing over the rail of the gondola he was riding in during the annual Halloween Haunt event. This was the first death in Knott’s history. Originally reported as an accident, some later reports suggested that it was a suicide motivated by the loss of a girlfriend. A 16-year-old friend who was in the gondola when he fell reported that he had given him the keys to his motorcycle, a locker key (which ended up containing only the motorcycle registration), and money for gas, just before entering the ride.
talk about a hurt locker!
 

cmwade77

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He wasn't a bald kid in love with a little redhead girl?
Actually, Charlie Brown isn't a bald kid, it is an old hair style that is a buzz cut with a number 1 guide very close to he scalp with a but of hair that sticks out in the front and over time the rest of the hair became less pronounced. Learned that at Sketch School when drawing Charlie Brown.
 

MK-fan

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I’m hoping Knott’s has more plans in store for the 100th anniversary, Beary Tales is a great new addition but for an anniversary of this magnitude, more should be offered.
 

cmwade77

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I wish they would remove the huge outdoor stage and use that property for park development. Just have all the entertainment in the large Schultz theater. The addition of Hang-time really improved some of the visuals but it could be improved more, hoping for future family style attractions to eventually take over some o f those spinners that use more remove than necessary
No, the stage needs to be kept, they are making a killing off all the entertainment since Disney seems to want to cut so much of their entertainment, so Knott's is now seeing record attendance numbers as a result of all the entertainment they keep adding.
 

Phrubruh

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No, the stage needs to be kept, they are making a killing off all the entertainment since Disney seems to want to cut so much of their entertainment, so Knott's is now seeing record attendance numbers as a result of all the entertainment they keep adding.
Disneyland spends a billion dollars on a new land that no one shows up to see while Knotts spends a million on year round live entertainment and gets record breaking attendance levels. Go Knotts!
 
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