HangTime Construction Update At Knott’s Berry Farm
Soon, coaster fans will be diving into Knott’s Berry Farm on the park’s new 150ft tall roller coaster, HangTime!
This Summer, Knott’s Berry Farm will welcome HangTime – a brand new steel roller coaster and the only dive coaster on the West Coast. HangTime will tower 150 feet over the park’s Boardwalk area, showcasing gravity-defying inversions, mid-air suspensions and twisting dive tracks.
Today, we stopped by the park to take a closer look at the construction progress.
This is pure twisted magic and we can’t wait to ride!
This last shot really shows off how tall HangTime truly is!
HangTime’s ride structure itself will illuminate the Boardwalk area with colorful nighttime track chase lighting that will accompany the coaster train’s travels across the smooth steel track.
HangTime Basic Stats:
- Height: 150 feet
- Track Length: 2,198 feet
- Capacity: 3 trains with 16 single passenger carrying units each
- Maximum velocity 57 mph
Notable Ride Features:
- 150-foot Vertical Lift
- 96-degree First Drop
- 5 Inversions
- Holding Break at 60 degrees- ride will hang guests looking down over the first drop before starting
- The Negative-G Stall Loop- only the 2nd roller coaster in the Western Hemisphere to have this feature offering unprecedented hang time
- Colorful nighttime track chase lighting that will accompany the coaster train as it travels across the track
HangTime continues Knott’s legacy in rollercoaster innovation and industry firsts; the park introduced the very first corkscrew inversion rollercoaster with Corkscrew, and the first flywheel launch coaster with Montezooma’s Revenge.
HangTime will open Summer 2018 and replaces the 1990 Boomerang coaster as well as 2004’s Riptide thrill ride. Boomerang was sold to a Denmark ride refurbisher and re-seller. Riptide’s passenger gondola went to Minnesota’s ValleyFair amusement park.
For more information about HangTime, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Knott’s Season Passes, please visit the official Knott’s Berry Farm website by clicking here.
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