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Photos: Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm

Timber Mountain
After a multi-million dollar renovation, Knott¿s Berry Farm has reopened the 1969 Timber Mountain log ride, still the most popular attraction at the Buena Park theme park. (Knott¿s)
Bear attack
Concept art for the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm shows a bear attacking riders in the log flume. (Garner Holt Productions)
Tent scene
Concept art of a tent scene in the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm where the animals have taken over a campsite. (Garner Holt Productions)
Platform gag
Concept art of a rickety platform of barrels planned for the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm. (Garner Holt Productions)
Animatronic animals
One of the animatronic wolves created for the Timber Mountain Log Ride before his fur has been added at San Bernardino-based Garner Holt Productions. (Garner Holt Productions)
Silicone hands
A worker at Garner Holt Productions inspects silicone hands for animatronic figures that will be part of the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm. (Garner Holt Productions)
Animatronic figures
Three of the animatronic figures created for the Timber Mountain Log Ride in various stages of completion at San Bernardino-based Garner Holt Productions. (Garner Holt Productions)
Campsite scene
A playful scene of a campground overrun by animals in the refurbished Timber Mountain log ride at Knott¿s Berry Farm. (Knott¿s)
Hooch in a hammock
A man sleeps in a hammock after a round of drinking in the refurbished Timber Mountain log ride at Knott¿s Berry Farm. (Knott¿s)
Perilous perch
A lonely lad in a cavern dangles precariously from a rope ladder with a lantern in his free hand in the refurbished Timber Mountain log ride at Knott¿s Berry Farm. (Knott¿s)
Calico hootenanny
The hootenanny scene takes riders through a timber town in the refurbished Timber Mountain log ride at Knott¿s Berry Farm. (Knott¿s)
Animatronic figures
Garner Holt Productions added about 60 new animatronic figures to the refurbished Timber Mountain log ride at Knott¿s Berry Farm. (Knott¿s)
Animal figures
A menacing wolf is among the new figures added to the refurbished Timber Mountain log ride at Knott¿s Berry Farm. (Knott¿s)
Pencil sketch
An early pencil sketch by ride designer Wendell “Bud” Hurlbut for a log flume at Knott’s Berry Farm. (Knott’s Berry Farm)
Scale model
Ride designer Wendell “Bud” Hurlbut, left, and Knott’s Berry Farm owner Walter Knott look over a model for what would become known as the Timber Mountain Log Ride. (Knott’s Berry Farm)
Ride opening
Cordelia Knott christens the new log ride at Knott’s Berry Farm in 1969 as actor John Wayne watches amid other onlookers. (Knott’s Berry Farm)
Inside the ride
Riders pass a sawmill inside what would become known as the Timber Mountain Log Ride shortly after the 1969 opening of the Knott’s Berry Farm attraction. (Knott’s Berry Farm)
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