"Originally themed as a gypsy camp, and later re-themed to the "Roaring 20's" and "Knott's Airfield", this area is home to most of the park's major thrill rides, such as the recently constructed Xcelerator (which replaced the failed Windjammer Surf Racers, known to be a mechanical nightmare by employees), Supreme Scream, Riptide, and Perilous Plunge. Other rides include the roller coaster Boomerang. It is also home to the Sky Cabin Tower, which once also housed the Parachute Sky Jump attraction and was, at one time, the tallest structure in Orange County. Supreme Scream is now the tallest structure in Orange County, at 312 feet in height." - Wikipedia
First, a little history. The classic Roaring 20's sign sits on top of the old Kingdom of the Dinosaurs ride building. Before the dinosaurs came to town, this was the location of the classic dark ride, Knott's Bear-y Tales.
The building today sits mostly unused. The attraction level has been unused since Kingdom of the Dinosaurs unceremoniously closed in 2004. The lower level houses and arcade and Laser Tag. Depending on the condition of the building and the costs associated with any renovation, this building would a natural location for a new dark ride. Something fun for the entire family, tapping into the almost-lost charm of Knott’s Berry Farm’s yesteryears, would be a very welcome addition in this space.
Knott’s is home to Intamin’s first hydraulically-launched Rocket Coaster – Xcelerator. Riders are launched to 82mph in 2.3 seconds. Click here for more.
Modifications over the years have reduced the splash slightly. It no longer soaks guests on the bridge like it used to. Plunge is incredibly popular on hot summer days, and often closed for refurbishment during the winter months.
Towering 312 feet above Knott’s, Supreme Scream is the tallest structure in Orange County. Riders are slowly lifted 254 feet in the air, before dropping for three seconds at over 50 mph! This faster-than-gravity plunge pulls riders out of their seat for the duration of the fall. Riders gracefully rebound back up the tower before slowly coming to a gentle stop. Powered by compressed air, this modern twist on the classic freefall ride opened at Knott’s in 1998.