Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City Expansion Photos and News

photo from Knott’s Berry Farm website.

While I haven’t been to Knott’s for the last few weeks, my friend Charles Robba went yesterday, (3/10) and graciously took a bunch of construction update photos for us.

Let’s start with Sol Spin.  Previously, there was construction fencing around it, but there were all these convenient holes to stick your camera lens through.  Unfortunately, those are closed off now.  Knotts says “Sol Spin will bring brand new hair-raising thrills to the Fiesta Village area of the park. The new ride will send brave guests on a thrilling topsy-turvy adventure over 6 stories high as they rotate in all directions on one of six spinning arms.”  While I don’t have any new photos, I have heard that Sol Spin might be open for the Boysenberry Festival!  I will keep an eye out for more info.

He moved on to the Boardwalk BBQ Restaurant site, kinda between Fiesta Village and the Boardwalk.  Framing has began for the foundation for the building.  The area will feature a large restaurant and shaded dining area.  The shade will be an awesome addition.

Here are several shots of the progress so far.

photo courtesy Charles Robba

photo courtesy Charles Robba

photo courtesy Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

As you can see, the construction workers are making much more progress now that the rains have let up in Southern California.  Knott’s website tells us:”… coming to the park next summer, is the all new Boardwalk Barbecue restaurant located in the Boardwalk area of the park near Xcelerator. This new fast-casual dining location will offer various BBQ favorites including smoked pork ribs, tri-tip and rotisserie chicken along with a selection of sandwiches and side dishes. Boardwalk Barbecue will also be featuring a selection of local and well known craft beers. The restaurant will include a new covered seating area with a stage for live entertainment.”

I can’t wait to try it.

Charles also took a walk over to Soak City and got a ton of shots of the new slides being built.  Soak City has lots of new stuff planned for us this year:

“Shore Break will tower over seven stories and offer six different thrilling water slide experiences. Four of the slides on the tower will feature an Aqua-Launch chamber which will innovatively launch guests as the floor under their feet drops them into an almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume. Shore Break will also feature dueling tube slides that will zip riders through an enchanting series of drops and turns. The height requirements for Shore Break slides are 48 inches. The Wedge slide tower will take the location of the current Pacific Spin and will be an open air family raft ride. Up to six guests at a time will descend down navigating twists and turns and unexpected drops. The minimum height requirement is 40 inches and 40 – 48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person. The expansion project will also include updated shaded seating areas, cabanas and a remodeled Longboards’ Grill. Guests will be able to experience both water slide towers when Knott’s Soak City Waterpark opens for the summer season in May 2017.”

That’s right, ready for the opening in May!  Yay, this will be awesome!  Currently, construction crews are working on The Wedge slide tower.  Here’s how it looks right now.

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

photo courtesy of Charles Robba

Other things happening at the farm:

The Boysenberry Festival, April 1 to 23

VR Showdown in Ghost Town take the place of the old laser tag.  This looks to be an awesome experience for only 
$6.00.  Starts April 1.

The Calico Mine Train resumed operations today, with a whole new, adorable skit.

Watch for more information on the Easter Beagle and the Sunrise Service in The Wagon Camp.

Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch served Sunday, 4/16 from 9a.m to 6p.m.

 

That’s about all I have for today.  Thank you so much Charles Robba for the great photos.  Be sure to check out our page often on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram for park updates from through the country.  Thanks for reading!

 

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