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Tornado coming to Knoebels

Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania, is adding a Tornado by Wisdom Rides for the 2021 season. Its introduction postponed from last year, the eight car 32-passenger ride is expected to be ready early in the park’s 95th season.

“Eight cars hold four passengers each in individual seats facing the inside of the car,” offered park spokesperson Stacy Yutko. “Once the ride reaches speed moving in a circle, it tilts 20º and lifts the cars up to 15 feet from ground level.”

According to Knoebels’ park president, Richard “Dick” Knoebel, there’s another aspect of the ride that will likely be the favourite for many guests. “Controlling part of a ride provides a really unique and exciting experience,” he said. “Riders will be able to spin the cars of our new ride themselves, choosing their thrill level.”

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