Happy 50th, Knott’s Timber Mountain Log Ride

Do some of your earliest memories involve this famous flume ride? You're not alone.

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Knott's Berry Farm
The Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott's Berry Farm turns 50 on July 11, 2019. Pictured: Designer Bud Hurlbut and Walter Knott discuss a model of the now-iconic ride, while modern-day park guests enjoy the cool drop.
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The Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott's Berry Farm turns 50 on July 11, 2019. Pictured: Designer Bud Hurlbut and Walter Knott discuss a model of the now-iconic ride, while modern-day park guests enjoy the cool drop.
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Today, the 50-year-old ride is a centerpiece of the coaster-fun park.
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Ever enjoyed a fried chicken dinner at Knott's Berry Farm? The great Cordelia Knott is the visionary behind the famous dish. She also got a chance to christen the Timber Mountain Log Ride on July 11, 2019 with, wait for it, a bottle of boysenberry juice. Movie star John Wayne was also in attendance.
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John and Ethan Wayne took a spin on the brand-new ride.
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The detailing inside includes a rustic tableaux of figures.
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Including this gentleman, who has been hanging on for many years now.
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When you see this fellow, does that mean that the ride's oh-so-wet drop is getting closer?
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And there you goooo! Down the hill with a cool wave of water to meet you and your party on a warm afternoon. Look for special 50th-anniversary merchandise to be for sale near the ride from July 11-14, as well as free commemorative buttons on July 11 for every guest entering Knott's (yep, while supplies last).
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