Knott’s Berry Farm has just announced a monster new coaster for summer 2018. The tallest, fastest, twistiest dive coaster in the West is now under construction on the Boardwalk, in the same location that Boomerang was once located.
The new coaster, called “HangTime,” will tower 150 feet over the park and features a 96-degree drop (the steepest drop in California). After a near vertical assent, riders will “hang” for nearly 2 seconds facing straight down at the ground until the ride plunges them into a beyond-vertical drop. Across 2,198 feet of steel track, riders will experience five gravity-defying inversions, a negative-g stall loop, and dive below the pier on two occasions.
“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.
Coaster nerds will appreciate that the Gerstlauer built “infinity Coaster” will feature an active illumination package which allows the lighting to chase your ride vehicle.
You won’t need to wait too long to ride. The attraction is under construction now and will be open in less than a year. And if you don’t want to miss out on riding this new coaster over and over again, 2018 season passes just went on sale yesterday.