Timber Mountain Log Ride POV Knott's Berry Farm
- Published on: 9/10/2013
- This is an on-ride Front HD POV of the updated Timber Mountain log ride, located at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA Filmed by TheCoasterViews
The Timber Mountain Log Ride orignially opened at Knott's Berry Farm in 1969, remains as one of the most elaborate log flume rides in the U.S. The much anticipated attraction opened on July 11, 1969 with film legend John Wayne taking the inaugural ride.
The $3.5 million attraction was originally funded entirely by its designer Bud Hurlbut who had previously designed Knott's Berry Farm's classic Calico Mine Ride. Hurlbut, a pioneer in the theme park attraction industry, wanted his flume ride to be a completely immersive experience.
The Calico Log Ride, as it was originally named, takes guests through an 85-foot tall mountain range themed to a nineteenth-century lumber camp. The ride, housed in an eight-story building, includes 24,000 gallons of water that circulates free floating logs past a variety of mechanical figures and taxidermied animals culminating in a 38 foot tall drop.
On January 7, 2013 the Log Ride was closed to undergo an extensive revitalization. Knotts worked with Garner Holt Productions to restore classic scenes, upgrade ride figures and sets as well as adding new scenes and characters to enhance the ride experience while still maintaining the original theming and storyline of the attraction. It reopened on May 30, 2013 to critical acclaim.