Knoebels was really kind to us again this year and hosted our family again for another amazing visit. The thing I just can't get over with this place is how well they do EVERYTHING. The park design, the food, the free admission it goes on an on. I think the best part for me is the tradition of it all. I know so many families who visit here year after year with the children and grandchildren. They keep just the right amount of tradition but also change up just a few things - enough to keep it interesting and intrigue you to try a few new new things items each year.
It really never ceases to amazing me how really wonderful this place is. I'm not an amusement park person - like really, its not my thing. But there is something special about Knoebels that just doesn't make it feel like an amusement park. It is really a lot more to me (and our family). It is amazing to me to see how many of our friends build this place into their summer plans every year despite having one of the regions largest amusement parks quite literally in their backyard.
I want to focus one some of my favorite hidden gems of this place. Since there is a bit of know how required in order to find these hidden gems, we're excited to share these with you!
We have had multiple friends visit the park this summer some of whom we even unexpectedly ran into while we were there! Whenever people visit I was drop them a few tips on our favorite hidden gems. Knoebels offers some truly unique rides and food items - if you missed last year's write up on 10 things to know before you visit Knoebels make sure to take a look theres even more insider's information there!
You'd never find this unless you were really looking. After seeing this treat posted on Instagram a few summers ago my sister and I hunted them down by asking a few staff members. The Phoenix Junction is also home to our favorite dessert treat - the Tiger Tail. A Sweet treat for just $2.50. These also are something that are pretty easy to grab in the evening hours (or any time) when the typical sweet spot stops are busy with lines! This hot pretzel is covered in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with caramel and chocolate and every bite is delicious!
It literally runs on the power of your kid's ability to crank the wheel. The track has a very satisfying clicking sound and built in hills that help the kids pick up a bit of speed as they go. All three of our kids (8, 5, and 3) were able to ride this and its adorable. Its one of their (and my) favorites.