Knotts Bear-Y Tales to return!!

Lumpy1106

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 2, 2010
Guys, I'm so excited about this! I'm one of those old people who remember the early days of Knotts Berry Farm. It was the quieter park next to DL - that also had ride tickets. It opened with the Corkscrew, Log Ride, Parachute Drop, Mine train, Steam Train, bumper cars, a few flat rides - and a really cool dark ride called Knotts Bear-Y Tales! It was low-key fun that was such a big part of Knotts early days, and rivaled everything in Fantasyland.

Then, for some reason, they took it out.

They replaced it with a really bad time-travel dark ride, then replaced that with an underwater steam-punk themed 4D shooter which was an improvement...but not KBT.

Now it's coming back;
KBT to return!

Without even seeing it I'm going to say Knotts got this one right. It's about time...
 

cruisehopeful

Wishing I was taking a nap on a ship.
Joined
Oct 25, 2015
I don't remember it, but chances are really high that I have been on it before. It sounds awesome and I am looking forward to riding it when it comes out. I haven't been on the current ride at all. Last time I road over there it was the DInosaur ride
 

mel2014

Mouseketeer
Joined
Nov 26, 2014
This is a big disappointment to me and I'm not sure who it is designed to appeal to. We've been to Knott's yearly for the last four years (visiting from Northern California) and taken a variety of friends and family with us, and Voyage to the Iron Reef is a consistent favorite for everyone (even my best friend's dark ride hating 5 year old).

I went to Knott's many times as a kid when we lived in Southern California from 1985-1990, but I think I just missed the Bear-Y Tales ride, or it was entirely unmemorable (I do recall the dinosaur ride). I don't know how much of a draw the nostalgia factor is going to be for people. Now, if they were going to bring back the Soap Box Racers, that would be something to cheer about.
 

oakleycat

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 19, 2017
This was my absolute favorite ride as a kid! I was so mad when they turned it into the dinosaur ride. My kids love the iron reef, but since it's still going to be interactive (assuming they still get to shoot things) I think they'll be fine with the change.
 

schnebs

Earning My Ears
Joined
Mar 25, 2015
I loved Bear-y Tales when I was a kid and I'm looking forward to the attraction, but I have a few misgivings. From what I've read so far, it sounds like it's going to be less a dark ride with AAs and stationary figures like the original and more of a interactive shooter with a Bear-y Tales theme. I'm hoping that doesn't mean riders will just be going from screen to screen, shooting virtual boysenberry jam (I'm not kidding) with no real theming in between.
 

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