Another Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster bites the dust…or does it. Speculation is now rampant on what could be the future of Knott’s Berry Farm, after they announced today that their Boomerang roller coaster will give its last ride on April 23, 2017, following the completion of the Boysenberry Festival.
What could be in the future for Knott’s Berry Farm? If we look at the recent past, Carowinds is rebranding their Boomerang as the Flying Cobras. Could we see a similar rebranding at Knott’s? Or will the park remove Boomerang entirely and open up the area for future development.
Our guess is after the recent incident with the Knott’s Berry Farm Sky Cabin, both Boomerang and the Sky Cabin will be removed, opening up the area for greater development.
BUENA PARK, Calif, (March 17, 2017) – Knott’s Berry Farm says goodbye to the park’s veteran rollercoaster, Boomerang on April 23rd. Riders will have one last chance to ride the reverse shuttle rollercoaster starting now and throughout the duration of Knott’s annual springtime Boysenberry Festival which kicks off April 1-23.
The 27 year-old rollercoaster has been a staple in the recently renovated Boardwalk area, replacing the historic “Roaring 20’s Corkscrew” in 1990. Since its opening, Boomerang has taken thrill-seekers on an enthralling two minute ride forward and backwards on its 875-foot track.
Guests will have the opportunity to take a last ride on Boomerang during the popular Knott’s Boysenberry Festival, a celebration of Knott’s Berry Farm’s historic roots anchored by the flavorful boysenberry. Newly expanded this year to 23 days, Knott’s will be showcasing a unique selection of over 75 boysenberry-inspired items from tasty food creations and rare wines to one-of-a kind merchandise that commemorates Knott’s renowned history.
For over 75 years, Knott’s has created memories for families and park goers of all ages; the park has been home to multiple thrilling roller coasters and family attractions. The park’s team will continue to assist in strategically advancing the park’s development as it continues to grow throughout the years along with our guests.
A 2017 Season Pass is a great way to enjoy memorable events and a year of family fun. Season Passes can be purchased online starting at $91.00 or 6 easy payments of $15.16. To purchase Season Passes or tickets, or for more information about Knott’s Berry Farm, visit www.knotts.com or download the Knott’s mobile app for your smartphone today.
About Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair Entertainment Company:
Knott’s Berry Farm is own and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: “FUN”) a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair’s flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted one of the “Best Amusement Parks in the World” in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.