ELYSBURG, Pa. -- Earlier this year, Knoebels Amusement Resort announced via their official website that they had something "Over The Top" planned for the 2017 season.
Soon after, it was revealed that the park would be adding a new ride to their grounds called "Over The Top."
Although the ride is new, longtime visitors will recognise some characteristics of a former ride, the Flying Cages.
The Flying Cages operated at the free-admission park between 1964 and 1986 on the site of the handstamp building.
"One of the reasons it caught our attention is that it gives riders a sensation similar to that of the old Flying Cages," Dick Knoebel said.
Over the Top will be located in the area of Wipeout, Fandango, and Cub Cars rides, and the Monkey Madness game.
Space was found for the new ride without ditching any of the other ones.
Visitors need to be at least 48 inches in height to ride Over the Top.
The ride will reach more than twenty-one feet in height when in operation, and can operate with twelve riders at a time.
It's scheduled for a late spring/early summer opening.
To date, it's the only one of its kind set for operation in Pennsylvania this year.