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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.

 

So far, 2018 seems like a great year for California!

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Looks good

 

The funny thing is this seems underwhelming after the other announcements but if it were a 2016 announcement it would easily have been the best steel coaster to open in America this year. It looks great, today has spoiled the crap out of us though. Lol

 

Next year is shaping up to be incredible.

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Personally I was way hyped up with the "renewed relationship" comment in that interview and hoped that meant another possible Intamin coming so I can't say I'm not a *little* disappointed, but this looks like it'll be a ton of fun and a nice addition to this lineup.

 

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.

 

I'm a huge sucker for great lighting packages and love that Monster and Hydrus have these chaser/running lights, they look amazing, so I think its very cool that this one will as well.

 

Do we know if this has lapbars? Sorry if I missed that.

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I just got back from an awesome Midwest coaster trip, and constantly found myself thinking, "Now if only California had something even close to as good".

 

Sure enough, based Knott's delivered. Absolutely, absolutely cannot wait to ride this thing.

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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.

 

I'm a huge sucker for great lighting packages and love that Monster and Hydrus have these chaser/running lights, they look amazing, so I think its very cool that this one will as well.

 

Do we know if this has lapbars? Sorry if I missed that.

 

Oh man, I don't know how I missed that! I'm the same, makes this announcement even better!

 

The new picture Robb uploaded is of a close-up of the train. It's depicted with lap bars.

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Awesome! It's pretty close to what I was hoping Knotts was going to get, and it looks really freaking good. Can't wait to ride this thing next year.

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Looks cool.

 

Any idea on the capacity of this ride? Is it like Xcelerator where the next train can't go until it finishes?

 

I imagine the cars can be dispatched as soon as the other train clears the drop. By the time a car reaches the top of the lift and hits the holding brake, the train in front of it will have cleared the brake run. I'm pretty confident this will have a better throughput than most other rides in the park, minus Silver Bullet and Montezooma.

 

I am very curious if Cedar Fair will add seat belts under those Gerstlauer lap bars. If not, capacity could be quite good actually. But slow operations and seat belts would make it no better than GhostRider or Xcelerator. We'll have to see! It looks amazing.

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This is an amazing addition to the park.This was my home park when I was growing up and I went there every year from 1989 to 1997 when I was younger. I've seen this park go through insane transition periods with rides and themed areas and I really love what direction Knott's is headed in and I think this ride offers a great experience for people on the West Coast that have no idea what the hell a Dive Coaster is.

 

Even though the picture rendering may not be the high quality like the other announcements today, I still think it's great to see the elements this ride will offer and the great color scheme. Plus, being a former surfer when I lived in Cali, I 100% approve of this ride's theming and name. I also love that they placed a thrill seeker ride next to some other family rides so if someone from the Family wants to go on a thrilling ride, the rest of the family can enjoy some of the other not as thrilling rides.

 

The unfortunate thing is that we will be visiting both Knott's and Sea World San Diego in a couple months and these rides won't come till next year. Oh well, just means we shall have to come back to Cali.

 

Jimmy "This was my favorite announcement of the day...minus my son telling me that he farted in is Kindergarten class and everyone laughed" Bo

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I'm late here. Just got back from the movies.

 

But first.

 

And that "Holding break at 60 degrees"......?

 

 

Looking forward to riding it in 2019. (my next visit)

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