Melissa had heard good things about Knoebel’s from friends and of course, I’d read Phil’s take recently, so we (really she) decided to take Ryan and her parents up there today for a pre-birthday celebration. It was amazing; the first two things I liked were the free parking (Hersheypark is now up to $7) and the lack of pat-downs and bag checks as we entered. We paid as we went with ride tickets and there were a bunch of rides that Ryan went on, both by himself or with one of us adults. Also, it was nice not to have to pay through the nose for food. We all had a great time for 2+ more hours of driving and $100+ less money spent compared to Hersheypark. We’ll be back.