The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:06 am

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joelwee wrote:Does anyone know when the season passholder bring-a-friend discount days are? I bought a season pass, but haven't had a chance to pick it up at the park yet, and so I'm not able to look them up.


i've had a pass for years and since i've never used a discount day, never paid attention to them. i looked on the app, and online at my passholder page and couldn't find them. i looked through my old emails from knott's. last year they were, April 28 - May 7, August 13, 20, 27, September 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 & 10. i got that from the passholder emails they send out. if there were more, they weren't in the monthly emails. which, btw, only were send from march - august. so, maybe they will be similar days this year, or not. but i couldn't find 2018 info.

I see, thanks! I'll keep an eye out for the emails.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:32 am

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Arthur_Seaton wrote:I took a peek at the cam last night at about 11 pm and saw that Hang Time was testing repeatedly (more than five times). It looks like it flies through the course surprisingly fast.

You'll notice though that it doesn't seem to be stopping at the top but just rolling down the ramp into the drop. Could be why it's going so fast. Wonder why they are doing that?


I wonder how much that has an effect on the overall speed of the ride. Once the brake releases, it doesn’t completely fall after that. Part of the train is still in contact with the magnetic system, so part of me thinks whether they completely stop the train or not, the difference in speed is negligible or nonexistent.

I’m happy with the speed it’s running at now. Everything after the overbank/cutback actually looks pretty forceful.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Norwegian coasterfan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:17 am

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WestCoasterKing wrote:
Arthur_Seaton wrote:I took a peek at the cam last night at about 11 pm and saw that Hang Time was testing repeatedly (more than five times). It looks like it flies through the course surprisingly fast.

You'll notice though that it doesn't seem to be stopping at the top but just rolling down the ramp into the drop. Could be why it's going so fast. Wonder why they are doing that?


I wonder how much that has an effect on the overall speed of the ride. Once the brake releases, it doesn’t completely fall after that. Part of the train is still in contact with the magnetic system, so part of me thinks whether they completely stop the train or not, the difference in speed is negligible or nonexistent.

I’m happy with the speed it’s running at now. Everything after the overbank/cutback actually looks pretty forceful.

Pretty sure it will work the same way Kärnans freefall works only forwards. The magnetic brakes will slow the train down, then the holding brake will hold the train while the magnets retract and it will then freefall down the drop :)

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:20 am

^Wow, I never thought about that. Based on pictures, the magnets don’t appear to be retractable. But if so, that would provide awesome airtime in the back row!
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby WestCoasterKing » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:36 pm

Here's a better angle of the train going up the lift an then dropping from Knott's Network. Thanks to Charles Robba.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1753498601607719/permalink/1884051915219053/

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby SteVeUrkle » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:04 pm

WestCoasterKing wrote:You'll notice though that it doesn't seem to be stopping at the top but just rolling down the ramp into the drop. Could be why it's going so fast. Wonder why they are doing that?


When they begin to test coasters usually they just want them to make it all the way through the circuit, break in the bearings and wheels, and pick up some of the required ride cycle testing time. Also it's to make sure if the brakes at the top suddenly don't work, can the train handle the extra forces? Most coasters that are being initially tested go through this and let the train go hog wild.

I expect as the days roll on we will see the train testing as it will when the ride opens.

However, as per any RCE, I would be stoked to take a ride with the way they are running it now lol.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby jtaudioacc » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:24 pm

i don't think in any of the videos it looks extra fast. looks about what i think it should. i mean, if it didn't pause on every high point maybe i'd think it's fast, but it slows down on every one. :?r
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby wrs28330 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:12 pm

HangTime Construction Preview!


Theme Park Review was invited to an exclusive construction preview of Knott's Berry Farm's newest roller coaster, HangTime! Knott’s Berry Farm will welcome HangTime in the 2018 summer season, as the only dive coaster on the West Coast.

HangTime Basic Stats:
-Height: 150 feet
-Track Length: 2,189 feet
-Capacity: 3 trains with 16 single passenger carrying units each
-Maximum velocity 57 mph

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.

Thank you to Knott's Berry Farm for inviting us on this tour, we can't for your opening day announcement!
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It's a rare gloomy day in Southern California, but perfect for enjoying the HangTime waves!
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They took us into the construction area...
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...and unwrapped this beauty!
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The trains are reminiscent of surfboards.
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Really love those headrests!
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You know you love this wheel assembly!
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The yellow surfboard is reference for where the ride entrance will be, with a shaded queue winding underneath the coaster's inversions.
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Sending the first daytime test train!
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Knott's plans on announcing the opening day for the ride within the next week or two. Thank you again to the wonderful staff at Knott's for hosting us!
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:24 pm

The cars look great! :airtime:

And the headrests...... :lol: Love them!
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