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Sky Cabin has re-opened at Knott's

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    It's been a long time coming, but the Sky Cabin in the Boardwalk area of Knott's Berry Farm re-opened last weekend after a long refurbishment and updating of safety protocol after riders were stranded in the cabin in late December 2016.

    Here's Michelle Mills' article from the Orange County Register:

    Knott’s Berry Farm’s Sky Cabin has reopened again

    After more than one year the Sky Cabin has finally reopened at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park. (Photo courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm).
    By MICHELLE MILLS | | San Gabriel Valley Tribune
    PUBLISHED: February 13, 2018 at 3:02 pm | UPDATED: February 13, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    After being closed for more than a year, the Sky Cabin at Knott’s Berry Farm reopened Saturday, Feb. 10.

    At nearly 300-feet tall, the Sky Cabin was the tallest structure in Orange County when it opened in 1976. Riders sit inside a donut-shaped room, which slowly revolves as it goes up and down the inner tower, offering a 360-degree panoramic view of the landscape.

    Knott’s voluntarily shut down the Sky Cabin after it got stuck 96 feet in the air Dec. 30, 2016 and Orange County Fire Authority firefighters rescued 20 passengers and one operator. The attraction was previously closed from May 2010 through January 2012 and briefly in June 2008.

    On Monday, Feb. 12, the Knott’s public relations department released the following statement after confirming that the attraction was back in service:

    “Our team here at Knott’s Berry Farm has been working the past several months with State of California officials to re-open Sky Cabin to our guests. Sky Cabin has undergone a thorough and comprehensive review by state inspectors and we have implemented all the state’s requirements. Safety is Knott’s number one priority and we are committed to that with all our guests and employees.”

    Park guests will find that the Sky Cabin has also been renovated for a better ride. The updates include newly installed lighting in its tower, all of the cabin’s windows have been replaced and it has new floors, siding and interior paint. Best of all, there’s new air conditioning inside the cabin, which makes it one of the best attractions in the park on a hot day.

    The Xcelerator roller coaster remains closed indefinitely for maintenance and there are a number of scheduled attraction closures as follows: Pacific Scrambler and Woodstock’s Airmail through Feb. 16, Montezooma’s Revenge through Feb. 23, La Revolucion Feb. 26-March 2, Jaguar! Feb. 26-March 9, Balloon Race March 5-9 and Pony Express March 5-16.

    The Peanuts Celebration continuesweekends through Feb. 25, plus Presidents’ Day, Feb. 19, followed by the Boysenberry Festival March 16-April 8.
    The Sky Cabin has been fixed and refurbished after Knott’s Berry Farm’s voluntary closure last year.

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    Rode it last Sunday, nice smooth ride,