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What if (talking absolutely absurd right now) their 2018 attraction is a super extended accelerator that utilizes Boomerang's old spot to add length to the ride? Now, I want to make it clear that NO WAY IN HELL do I think this is happening, but it would fall in line with Matt's "Manufacturer we haven't worked with in recent history" quote.

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Here's some random night shots from Taste of Merry Farm.   Camp Snoopy looked the best at night, imo.  I guess I like the lights up the trees thing the best.      The Bear-Y Tales

The rumor was they also wanted the county to be in the "yellow category"  OC is still far away. Source for below: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/

Rumor is there are some high up California government peeps out in Florida, checking out the parks, and putting something together for your terrible governor who hates parks!

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The Only Dive Coaster on the West Coast to debut at Knott’s Berry Farm in 2018

 

Buena Park, Calif. – Knott’s Berry Farm will welcome HangTime, a brand new steel rollercoaster - and the only dive coaster on the West Coast - to the theme park in the 2018 summer season. HangTime will tower 150 feet over the Boardwalk area, showcasing gravity-defying inversions, mid-air suspensions and twisting dive tracks.

HangTime will send riders up a vertical lift hill into a raised 96-degree drop - the steepest drop in California. The coaster’s train will come to a halt once the highest peak is reached, and will leave riders suspended at the crest for several seconds at a 60-degree angle, giving the illusion of a disappearing track. Then the train will suddenly descend in a beyond-vertical drop, through 2,198 feet of steel track and five gravity-defying inversions. HangTime will be only the second rollercoaster in the Western Hemisphere to feature a negative-g stall loop, which gives riders the sensation of floating.

 

“HangTime’s disappearing track creates a memorable illusion of the unknown as riders feel like they are hanging over a cliff, staring at the ground in nervous anticipation,” said Jon Storbeck, vice president and general manager, Knott’s Berry Farm. “People who crave that adrenaline rush will want to ride this coaster again and again. Introducing a coaster like HangTime firmly positions Knott’s Berry Farm as a must see attraction among Southern California theme parks, and we look forward to welcoming our guests to this new experience.”

 

HangTime’s ride structure itself will come to life and illuminate the Boardwalk area with colorful nighttime track chase lighting that will accompany the coaster train’s travels across the smooth steel track. The coaster 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 Montezuma’s Revenge.

 

HangTime is manufactured by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, GmbH, and is the company’s next- generation “infinity coaster” model.

 

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

 

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

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this looks great too.

 

all kinds of good announcements this year!

 

unfortunately it will likely be at least 2019 until we're able to get back to West Coast (and maybe finally go to SFMM). .. but this is certainly something to look forwards to!

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Looks great! Seems like a good fit for Knott's and a great use of the space. A vast improvement over Boomerang and Riptide.

 

And it's NOT ORANGE!!!

 

2018 looks to a be a great year all-around!

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Thanks for posting that. Perfect timing as the announcement had just started.

 

Unreal. When he first said 'Dive' I immediately thought of Valravn/Griffon. That drop is going to be spectacular. Never been to Knotts before but its on my list for 2018 along with CGA and Cedar Point.

 

Expectations for today's announcements have been exceeded.

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Awesome addition...Would love to see a POV. I think their setup for this live announcement was a little funky though. Make a quick announcement then end video. It was a little weird. Anyways...I like the coaster. And was it me, or did he kind of sh*t on Dare Devil DIve with Hangtime's stats. I thought it was funny.

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