The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

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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.

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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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Postby coasterlvr » 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!
It's a rare gloomy day in Southern California, but perfect for enjoying the HangTime waves!
They took us into the construction area...
...and unwrapped this beauty!
The trains are reminiscent of surfboards.
Really love those headrests!
You know you love this wheel assembly!
The yellow surfboard is reference for where the ride entrance will be, with a shaded queue winding underneath the coaster's inversions.
Sending the first daytime test train!
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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Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:24 pm

The cars look great! :airtime:

And the headrests...... :lol: Love them!
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:00 pm

So awesome! Thanks for sharing and I too love the surfboard headrests!!

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Postby JordyC » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:32 am

Those trains look awesome!! :lover: Thanks for sharing!
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:36 am

The new coaster looks great--definitely a few steps above the old Boomerang that used to occupy that space.

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

Postby Infrared Sight » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:22 am

Thanks for the pictures. That footage looks awesome. Getting some serious hangtime. Love it. Can't wait to ride it later this year.
Does anyone have any info on xcelerator? I am coming down for vacation and will be at the park on March 9, 13&16. Do you think it could open by boysenberry festival time? I hope to not wait till my next vacation in October to ride it. I am very much looking forward to the updated ghostrider though. Never have rode it smooth. Can't wait to ride it. :) :)

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

Postby Coconut Pete » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:34 am

The more I see of this ride, the more excited I am to ride it. Thanks for the great photos and video!


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