• Volcano Devil Collectible Pin

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This week's release in the Knott's 100th Pin Series pays tribute to a lesser-known artifact of Knott's Berry Farm - the Volcano Devil!

Walter Knott's first volcano sat right outside a window of the expanding Chicken Dinner Restaurant and served a useful purpose — to cover up a cement irrigation pipe. The disguise, a faux volcano Walter covered in lava rock from Barstow, came with a story right out of the tall tales of the old West. Apparently, Walter was wandering the Mojave Desert when he discovered the "last active volcano in California." Always interested in sharing his amusing discoveries, he picked up and moved that volcano to Knott's Berry Farm in November 1939. The volcano was accompanied by a mini devil who would turn a crank at the foot of the smoking volcano and cause it to rumble ominously. After a little more than a decade, both devil and volcano were moved when the original location was pushed aside by Cordelia's dining rooms. The new volcano found itself on the backside of the Pan for Gold mountain range in 1950 where it sat until the construction of the GhostRider roller coaster in 1998.

Quantity: Limit 2 Per Guest. 
Pin #13. 
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by Alex
on 8/15/2020
Not a Fan of the Design
The design isn’t terrible, just one of my least favorite they have put out so far.
by Leroy
on 6/6/2020
The old volcano Devil
The old volcano Devil is a cute pin overall. No, they are not as intricate as the Disney pins but, I love the history on the back of the pin and on the card that the pin is attached to. I am collecting them for the nostalgia. They’re absolutely worth the 10 bucks.
by Slim
on 6/3/2020
Instant classic!
As a kid I vividly remember watching this dude crank away endlessly while we waited to be seated at the Chicken Dinner restaurant. The execution of this pin overall is pretty good. Glad to have it in my collection.
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