Knott's Berry Farm announces new family roller coaster, two more rides

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2012 3:12 PM | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: The following is an excerpt of a press release. -J]

In their continued efforts to re-invest in their property and enhance guest experience, Knott’s Berry Farm will debut new family attractions to the theme park’s Boardwalk section during the summer of 2013. This multi-million dollar development will include three attractions designed for families. The area will further enhance the feeling of strolling down a colorful California Boardwalk fun zone filled with amusements, games, and fun food offerings.

Additions to the Knott’s Boardwalk Area will include:

Coast Rider
The 52 foot ascent to the top of Coast Rider will have everyone clinging to the handrails for the ultimate family coaster experience. The adventure aboard the ride gives guests the feeling of riding the California coast, but once they reach the crest, it is a harrowing journey down the 1,339 feet of track filled with hairpin turns, twists and spins.

Surfside Glider
Taking the ride into their own hands, guests will pilot their own Surfside Glider. From a height of 28 feet, these two-man aircrafts zip through the air providing a bird’s eye view of the Boardwalk area as they glide over Boardwalk Bay.

Pacific Scrambler
Everyone will be caught in the spin of the Pacific Scrambler, a family favorite and traditional Boardwalk attraction.

Read the entire press release from Knott's Berry Farm.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 3:25 PM

More family attractions are rarely a bad idea and this will help tidy up the Boardwalk area. Nice moves for the park.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 3:45 PM

I just hope they remove as much concrete as possible.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 3:47 PM

52 feet is pretty tall for a family coaster, is it not? Sounds pretty cool. Get some Surfin' Bird (Trashmen or Ramones only...no Cramps) on the speakers and I'll be happy all day :)

*EDIT*..I read it but didn't realize it was a mouse. So yeah, the height seems about right. I was thinking more along the lines of something like Blackbeard at GAdv or the wooden family coasters at some CF parks.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Thursday, November 1, 2012 3:57 PM
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Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:07 PM

Mike Gallagher said:

52 feet is pretty tall for a family coaster, is it not?

*EDIT*..I read it but didn't realize it was a mouse. So yeah, the height seems about right. \

This drawing makes it look like it's just going to be one of those stretched out Mack designs like Ricochet at Kings Dominion. (and the stats/release descriptions match perfectly)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:56 PM

A Mack Mouse (+1) a Larson Flyer (+1) and an Eli Scrambler (which they had in storage), definitely sounds like a family package to me

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:33 PM

I think it's a great move. Flats and a coaster. And some minor theming to spouse it all up.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:34 PM

This is the area where Plunge was, yes?

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:34 PM

Yup. Great use of the space too.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:05 PM

"1339 feet of track with twists, turns, and spins" - guess I was the only one who read this and thought the word *spins* stuck out suspiciously. The fact-checking indicates no such luck.

Hmmm, weird, my quote isn't sticking...

Last edited by rollergator, Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:07 PM
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Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:46 PM

This is essentially the same coaster as the one at Legoland and DCA, so it's not a spinner, but it's a great little ride and a proven performer.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 10:54 PM

Mike Gallagher said:

52 feet is pretty tall for a family coaster, is it not? Sounds pretty cool. Get some Surfin' Bird (Trashmen or Ramones only...no Cramps)

Hey, The Cramps' version rocks. It's just not as "user friendly" ;)

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Friday, November 2, 2012 1:25 AM

I read the description of the coaster and in my mind I picture it somehow interacting with the plunge's old pond, the way it was described. Then I saw the illustration, and instead of the coaster traveling alongside the water, it's traveling alongside the interstate. So that's a really creatively written description, lol.

Great addition though. Can't go wrong with these kinds of improvements.

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Friday, November 2, 2012 1:35 PM

I thought Coast Rider was a stupid name, but I just realized:

Coast Rider
Ghost Rider

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Friday, November 2, 2012 2:27 PM

That's why I think it's kind of a stupid name.

Timmy: "Hey, what do you want to ride next?"

Jimmy: "Mumberphhhosht Rider!"

Timmy: "Wait- What?"

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