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Website: Knoebels Homepage
Ride Type: Bumper Cars
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.8438
TPC Overall Rank: #4 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 37
Last Review: 8/4/2012 5:14:00 PM
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4 Rating
-4 Rating Rate Down Rate Up figment873 on 10/25/2006 9:51:00 PM
I was a little cautious on this ride as I am prone to back problems however, that didnt stop two rides (maybe more) on these bumper cars. Now I am not a big fan of bumper cars, but these were fun. I have to admit. I enjoyed the old style cars and even the small area. Again, experinece PPP has a lot to do with the way I rate these attractions. But even without that experience I think that these would definately have to be the best I have been on.

5 Rating
-4 Rating Rate Down Rate Up taylorb251 on 10/9/2006 4:02:00 PM
The best bumper cars that I have ever been on! These things move fast and hit hard. A couple of times the back end of my car came of the ground when I hit someone or got hit. My best hit was on larry when he wasnt looking. Just a great ride.

5 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up PhantomNik on 9/29/2006 12:12:00 PM
Before my Knoebels trip last summer, I saw in the reviews here how devoted a following these bumper cars have. I thought to myself, "can bumper cars really be THAT good??" I will admit I was a bit skeptical, and when I walked up and got in line, I saw the ride and thought to myself again "So, this is it? This is what all the fuss is about??" But, keeping an open mind, I hopped aboard for a bumper car ride that forever changed my thoughts on what a truly GOOD set of bumper cars should be! These things are ridiculous!! I dont think I have ever had that much fun on any ride, coaster or otherwise, in my entire life! My dad actually rode this one with me, and we were hysterically laughing by the end of the ride. Thats right folks, what you have heard and read is true - these are some of the finest bumper cars you will find anywhere!

The old fashioned Lusse skooters are tremendous, and it was so neat listening to my dad reminisce about how almost all bumper cars were like this in the past. It almost amazes me that these things are legal, because they deliver some of the most bone-crunching, jarring, and outright maniacal collisions imaginable on a set of bumper cars! LOL But you know what? You will love every second of it!! The ride cycle is astonishingly LONG, and once you get moving and head to one of those car clusters at one of the ends, well, prepare for hysterical metallic carnage!!! I was getting side-swiped, rear-ended and just plain bounced all over! And although they advise against it, occasionally a head-on collision will happen, and all I can say about those is WOW. One ride was enough for dad, but I rode these bad boys a good 7 or 8 times. If you head to Knoebels, you absolutely can NOT miss riding the Skooters!! So, chalk me up in the column of the rabid following of Skooter-maniacs! Simply a superb flat ride and the pinnacle of bumper cars that I have ridden.

5 Rating
-3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up jdale on 10/4/2005 5:54:00 PM
If youre planning on visiting this great park, remember--this is the parks signature attraction. As we all know, there are hardly any of these things around, but they clang really hard so its a whole lot better than many newer sets of bumper cars. I know it doesnt matter, but WHY can most sets of bumper cars only go one way? It sure is a lot more wild and crazy if its like monster trucks. The one way bumper cars outnumber those. but if you get past that, this is one of the top notch doodads.

5 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 8/26/2005 8:39:00 AM
The Skooters are an excellent set of bumper cars and I can see why they constantly win the award for best bumper cars. Located to the right of the main entrance surrounded by trees, Skooters is housed within a small arena. On the building is a small neon sign with the rides name on it. While waiting in line, you can hear the monsterous collisions they make. Generally the Skooters have a 15 minute wait because Knoebels owns a good amount of cars. Their arena is the one-way kind with the center divider. With many sleek cars, you are restrained by a seatbelt. Best of all, Knoebels has classic Lusse cars that are in perfect condition. Once the ride begins, you get a very long ride cycle, around 5 minutes. These heavy bumper cars really pick up speed and handle very well. Because of the good speed for bumper cars plus the weight of the cars make the hardest hitting bumper cars I have ever been on. You can really feel the shocks of the collisions. Overall, an excellent set of bumper cars at an outstanding park. I highly recommend the Skooters for anyone who enjoys bumper cars. They are definitely worthy of being called the best bumper cars.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 6/4/2005 1:52:00 AM
Superb flat ride. So far, this is one of only two flats I have given a 10 to (as of now) and this one certainly can deserve it. I rode a few times, and liked them all. After my first ride on the legendary Knoebels set of Lusses, I was a bit bummed. They didnt seem as good as cracked up to be here, and I was actually thinking a 7 or 8. We rode again later in the day, and ended up having an awesome ride. Those bumper cars were experiencing roid rage or something. I was joined by some theme park critic regulars and Knoebels vets, so it was really fun to hit the bum who hated on my home parks woodie LOL I registered some good hits on some other members, as well as unsuspecting strangers. That ride was probably the greatest individual cycle on a flat ride for me in my life. The arena was the perfect size I thought, and it was jam-packed with those big ol boys. They of course ran the ride for something around five minutes, so you not only got your moneys worth you did so over and over. The ride just didnt end. It was hell on.. um.. metal?I loved the ride, and feel ok giving it a 10, but my girlfriend probably loved it even more than I did and it is one of her favorite rides period, not to mention her fav. at Knoebels. That helps be feel better about giving it a 10. Get ready for the ride of your life. Bumper cars will never be the same after a ride on the Skooters. Tim Obrien had the idea, and I now have absolutely no problem with them being on top of TPC for a while.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up darkridrMD on 5/28/2005 11:32:00 PM
What a blast! Pieces of a disappearing art-form that you can bash into each other with. It doesnt get much better that that! Even with the traffic jam that our particular spin got into. The ride ops had to stop it temporarily just to untangle the mess! But it was a laugh a minute!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Hercules on 5/23/2005 2:04:00 PM
This is one of two rides at this park that I could not review because it had been so long since I had been to the park (about 3 years), which was pretty much before I was as hardcore about rides and coasters as what I am now. Here, we have the Scooters. These are not your everyday bumper cars. It is even an insult to call them bumper cars. They are vintage, hardcore, cut throat, no holds bard, slam it down your throat and you better like the taste or Ill slam it down your throat again, you better get back up to get your beating, drilling machines. This classic puts the land stricken, beached bumper boats at Dorney Park to shame. Dorney used to have these fine Lusse creations, but got rid of them a long time ago. I guess the people of Allentown cant handle the beasts like the people of Elysburg. And believe me, the freaks (no offense) of Elysburg dont take their Scooter riding lightly. They know how to get it done and get it done right. When you walk up to this, it does not look like anything that will blow you away, and the divider in the middle makes you think that it wont be anything great after past experience. However, prepare to be amazed. Hard hitting fun awaits, and there is nothing more fun then forcing someone into the cars that are not currently operating, spinning them out, pinning them in, and repeatedly bashing them until someone comes along and tags you. Crazy? Yes. Psychotic? Maybe. Fun? Definately. There is a reason why this is one of the longest lines in the park. These are by far the best "bumper cars" I have ever been on.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up HanzUPnAHH on 8/12/2004 1:20:00 AM
Having been on the Skooters every summer for as long as I can remember, they became my idea of "average" bumper cars. I was in for a big surprise! I have been on countless different bumper car rides over the years, but none of them compare to this ride! The Skooters are faster, hit harder, and when hit just right, theyll spin a good 180! These Skooters are very well maintained by Knoebels staff and really do deserve the award "Best Bumper Cars in America!"

4 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coaster05 on 7/11/2004 8:07:00 PM
A much better experience on my second time riding. I got some real goo contact and my friends really went all out to drill me. the capacity and ride cycle are still very good, with the capacity being one of the best I have seen on a set of cars. I still think a ride should be good no matter the people on the ride with you, but going with your friends definately improves the ride.

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