Thrill Rides

Thrill Rides at KnoebelsRoller coasters, water rides, spinning rides, dark rides, fast rides—name your thrill and Knoebels has it! Whether you’re a kid, teenager or adult, our mix of modern and classic amusement park thrill rides will meet any daredevil’s adrenaline craving.

1001 Nacht

Details
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Price: $1.50
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 48"

Swoop to new heights on this roundabout magic carpet ride! You’ll feel weightless as you swing up and around over and over again. As the gondola rotates downward, riders feel a freefall sensation. Make sure to catch a bird’s eye view of the park and the valley on this Arabian adventure.

Black Diamond

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $2.50
  • Min. Height: 42"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 42"

Black Diamond takes you on a mine car ride through the haunted coal mines of Pennsylvania. Riders beware, because you’re in for a thrill with this three-story, dark ride! Will you emerge from the pitch black tunnels? Or will they collapse and leave you at the hands of ghostly miners who have died before you?

Cosmotron

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.75
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 42"

Will our particle accelerator spin you into molecular dust? Sit back and enjoy a fast ride over dips and bumps set to a spectacular show of lights and music! Forwards, backwards and round we go on a classic indoor Himalaya ride.  

Downdraft

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.50
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 48"

Catch some air above the midway, swoop down and shoot back up again! Feel the forces as you swing around and let your feet dangle above the ground.  

Fandango

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.75
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 48"

Can you do the fandango? You’re in for an intense ride with this swinging, spinning pendulum! Soar high into the sky for a dizzying view of the park or a spectacular light show when night falls!

Flyer

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.50
  • Min. Height: 48"

Control your own flight! As the flyers soar around and gain altitude, use your sail to swing toward the treetops. In the mood for a light glide? Want a thrilling adventure? You decide!

Flying Turns

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $3.00
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 42"

Go freewheeling, swooping and swerving through some thrilling hairpin turns on the world’s only wooden bobsled rollercoaster! Each car leaves the rails for a ride controlled only by the forces of gravity and momentum. A modern remake of an old classic, this ride will not disappoint the adrenaline seekers! Have a different experience each time you ride!

Galleon

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.50
  • Min. Height: 48"

Avast ye thrill seekers! Batten down the hatches for the rough waters ahead! Ride back and forth as yer swinging pirate ship goes higher and higher.  

Giant Flume

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $2.00
  • Min. Height: 42"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 36"

We know how to make a splash! Travel along a rolling river through scenic wooded areas, gentle rapids and a dark cavern. Two thrilling drops are sure to cool you off on a hot summer day!

Haunted Mansion

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $2.00

Enter if you dare! Take a tour through the darkness of our haunted mansion filled with suspense and surprise. We’ll have you jumping right out of your seat! Our traditional haunted ride has been named a favorite for over 10 years by Dark Ride and Funhouse Enthusiasts!

Impulse

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $3.00
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 48"

You’re about to go vertical. Four upside down twists and a 90 degree free fall send you on an unforgettable rush. Guests 48" to 52" must sit in designated seats.

Looper

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.75
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 48"

Rock back and forth, roll around or hang upside down on this classic, dizzying ride! You’re in control of the wheel’s movement, offering a unique experience every time you ride!  

Paratrooper

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.50
  • Min. Height: 48"

Let your feet dangle and graze the treetops as you soar up toward the sky, then rock and glide back down to the ground. This smooth ride gives you the feeling of parachuting and provides stunning views of the park.

Phoenix

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $3.00
  • Min. Height: 42"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 42"

This classic wooden roller coaster offers a thrill that won’t disappoint. A fast ride with upwards acceleration and a “double out and back” layout has passengers flying through the air and catching a bird’s eye view of the rolling, tree-covered hills. Rising from the ashes of its history as the Rocket roller coaster built in 1947 in San Antonio Texas, the Phoenix was reborn at Knoebels in 1985. It has consistently been ranked as one of the top wooden coasters! While it may be named after a myth, the thrill of the Phoenix is REAL.

PowerSurge

Details
  • Status: CLOSED
  • Price: $2.00
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 48"

Once the ride begins, it’s hard to tell which way is up! As the wheel takes riders cartwheeling through the air, individual cars spin around and around for an unpredictable and dizzying adventure.

Satellite

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.50
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 42"

Spin, dive and zoom on a horizontal and vertical axis with this classic roll-o-plane ride. Just when you think you’re about to flip, the car twists back down toward the ground, creating a dizzying sensation sure to thrill!

Sklooosh

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $2.00
  • Min. Height: 40"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 36"

Take an epic voyage on Knoebels’ wettest ride! One massive boat and a 50 foot drop create a massive tidal wave that will soak you (and the spectators on the observation deck) to the bone! Just how wet is that? Let’s just say you’ll hear the sklooosh of shoes as riders run to get in line again!

StratosFear

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $2.00
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 48"

Reach new heights as you slowly rise to the top of this 148 foot tower. Take in a scenic view of the entire park before your carriage is released into a free fall reaching speeds of up to 47 mph!

Super Round-Up

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.50
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 48"

Experience the centrifugal sensation as this spinning wheel pins you against the wall. As the ride picks up speed it tilts to an almost vertical position for an intense, thrilling experience.  

Twister

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $3.00
  • Min. Height: 42"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 42"

Speed through the twists and turns of this wooden coaster’s tangled tracks. Our tallest wooden coaster is a Knoebels original, based on the famous Mister Twister. This relentlessly fast ride goes through swooping curves, a double helix, a dark tunnel and down several small and large hills for a surprisingly forceful and thrilling experience!

Wipeout

Details
  • Status: OPEN
  • Price: $1.75
  • Min. Height: 48"
  • Min. Height w/ Adult: 42"

Take a wild ride on this roulette-style, spinning wheel. Feel the forces push you to the side as the disk begins to tilt, creating an intense, wave-like motion. Better hang on tight!