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Conquering a fear of heights?

Yesterday, Daily Item photographer Rob Inglis and I went to Knoebels in search of people to talk about what makes the park one of the best in the nation, as documented on the Travel Channel’s new rankings which puts the park at #2 in the country.

We were having fun and enjoying a day out of the office when it came down to crunch time, aka when Rob was force to confront his fear of heights on the Ferris Wheel in order to get an arial shot of the park.

It wasn’t pretty for a minute there.

Here’s the journey, which of course I had to capture on film:

Here he is preparing for ascent;

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You Might Have Missed It: Shikellamy Overlook

This morning, I’m writing from my first time at the Shikellamy Overlook.

I’ve lived in the Valley most of my life and never got here. And I’m sorry it took me this long to find it.

It’s beautiful up here, and here’s the proof:

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On a non-rainy day make sure you get here.

Knoebels opening day 2013: What did you ride?

Saturday, my fiance and I decided to brave the crowds and check out the opening day of Knoebels.

The weather was just so perfect for a day at the park.

It was pretty crowded, but not uncomfortable, maybe because everyone was just happy to be there.

Here’s what we saw:

The StratosFear was open and people were clamoring to get on, but not us. It was high.

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Photos from the Front Lines: Knoebels Job Fair

My 16-year-old sister was in need of her first job, so we went to the place where I got my first job: the Knoebels Job Fair.

I wrote a preview saying they were expecting about 1,100 people.

Trust me, they got them.

It was packed.  Here are some photos to prove it, courtesy of Michael F. Gillan photography (aka my fiance’s cell phone).

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Knoebels’ new ride documented on Facebook page

Knoebels Amusement Resort has been giving the public a peek into the development of their new ride – the Stratosfear on their Facebook page, where they’ve been building up everyone’s anticipation for the summer.

Here’s a peak at some of the photos.

Here’s one of what looks like the painted tower:

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Here’s one of the carriage – the seats – being fitted onto the tower:

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Check out more on the park’s Facebook page!

Are you excited for the Stratosfear to open?

 

Drop tower – coming soon to Elysburg!

Yesterday, I was really missing for summer.

I wrote an article about some new rides coming to Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg and even thinking about rides and amusement parks made me yearn for hot temperatures and flip flops.

The new rides include a drop tower and a kiddie submarine – so I decided to look for videos of similar rides and pretend I was already on them, feeling the warm air in my hair.

So that you can share my enthusiasm, here’s what I found.

And let me know – what are your favorite amusement park rides?

Here’s a drop tower ride:

I couldn’t find a video of the kiddie submarine ride, but I did find this cool POV video of the kiddie coaster at Knoebels: