Knott’s Berry Farm’s BigFoot Rapids to become Calico River Rapids in 2019
While a large portion of the amusement industry is at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando for all of the new product announcements this week, over on the west coast, Knott’s Berry Farm had an announcement of their own today: their current river rapids attraction, BigFoot Rapids will become Calico River Rapids in summer of 2019.
BigFoot Rapids will undergo a major renovation with the addition of new features to the attraction including new animatronics, themed show scenes, a new story overlay and plenty of dynamic water effects.
Originally opened in 1987, BigFoot rapids was manufactured by Intamin, and located in the park’s Wild Water Wilderness area, adjacent to Ghost Town and the Pony Express roller coaster.
The new Calico River Rapids will take voyagers on a search for new land through the outskirts of Calico.
Rafters will encounter a variety of wild surprises along the way, such as roaring rapids, and indigenous wildlife. The circular raft ride, which seats six passengers, will traverse through unexpected twists and turns, rushing waters and rapid currents as it navigates the unexplored river path.
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