Knotts Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, California 90620
Knotts Berry Farm opened in 1940 as "Old West Ghost Town" near
Walter Knotts' berry stand. Over the years, the park added more themed
areas, changed its name to the current and moved to a pay-one-price
Rides and Pastimes...
The original corkscrew roller coaster designed by Arrow Dynamics.
It was removed from the park in 1989 (and moved to Silverwood Theme
Park in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) to make room for the new
Montezooma's Revenge (1978)
A steam-engine shuttle loop type coaster, lasting a little over a half
minute. It accelerates to 55 miles per hour before entering a seventy
six foot vertical loop, running to the top of a hundred forty eight foot
tower, and then stopping and returning through the circuit.
Wacky Soap Box Racers (1980)
The only simultaneous running four-track coaster ride in the United
States. The trains resemble that of a log flume, riding along single
tracks, banking into turns as you race against others at thirty miles
an hour. This is a variation of the old Steeplechase roller
coaster at Coney Island, designed by Arrow Dynamics. This
ride was removed to make room for the new Wind Jammer and Supreme
This small ride was designed by Vekoma International of The
Netherlands. In its short circuit, it turns riders upside-down a total
of six times at a top speed of fifty miles an hour, forwards and
This is a small racer with single vertical loops on each track.
Knott's new woodie is it's first real coaster (in this author's
opinion). Its 4533 feet of track towers 118 feet over Ghost Town.
Riders can expect an initial 108 foot banked drop, 13 additional drops
and a maximum gravitional force of 3.14 Gs. Brought to you by Custom
Copyright © 1996-2002 Russell M. Van Tassell
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