Another classic Southern California theme park attraction is undergoing a major overhaul.
Knott's Berry Farm's Timber Mountain Log Ride will close for five months, starting this month, for a renovation of the ride's automated figures and sets and to add new scenes and characters.
The log ride, which opened in 1969, is housed in an eight-story building. Riders on log vehicles float in 24,000 gallons of water and glide past mechanical figures and taxidermied animals before dropping down a 42-foot free fall.
The park says workers plan to upgrade the figures and sets while keeping the ride's theme of a 19th century lumber camp. Knott's Berry Farm declined to say how much the project would cost, saying only it is a "multimillion refurbishment and restoration project."