BUENA PARK, California (August 23, 2017) — Knott’s Berry Farm this month announced it will introduce a new roller coaster in the 2018 summer season above the theme park’s boardwalk.
The new German-made Gerstlauer Infinity coaster will replace both the 1990 Boomerang coaster and 2004 Riptide thrill ride.
The 150-foot tall HangTime roller coaster is built out of steel and is described as the only dive coaster on the West Coast. The attraction will feature gravity-defying inversions with twists and dives that leave riders suspended at times in mid-air.
Jon Storbeck, Knott’s Berry Farm vice president and general manager, says riders will be sent up a vertical lift hill to the 96-degree drop. The roller coaster will also come to a halt for several seconds to allow riders to be suspended at the crest in a 60-degree angle.
This negative-G stall loop is only the second to exist in the Western Hemisphere. It gives riders the feeling that they are actually floating.
It will also give riders the illusion of a disappearing track ahead of them before they are dropped down a sudden decent into 2,198 feet of track into a corkscrew and a cobra roll on what is expected to be a thrilling experience.
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