Knott's continues to prepare for Xcelerator's opening day

Posted Thursday, May 23, 2002 5:03 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Both of Xcelerator's five-car trains are now on the track at Knott's Berry Farm. The station and on-ride photo booth continue to take shape, while the combined structure for the shop and launch mechanism are nearing completion.

The park has also begun regularly testing the ride. So far all of the test runs have been successful.

In other news, Perilous Plunge has also begun testing with the new four-point harnesses. The ride is expected to re-open on Friday.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 6:52 AM

I love the neon sign... that is very cool!

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 8:40 AM

" put the pedal to the metal " - that rocks!

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 9:33 AM

I like the whole theme for the ride... creative and and well-realized without being tacky.

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 10:52 AM

Nice sign, but where's the cover?! I don't wanna be staring at uncovered neon tubes all summer. That happens at all the parties I go to.

Where's the obligatory shot of the actual restraints for Perilous Plunge?

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 10:54 AM
Is it the third week of June yet???

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 11:56 AM
coaster, I think that they are goin for an old 50`s theme, and I dont think they covered their neon lights.

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 11:56 AM

Coaster131, the sign cover will probably be on in a few days... still under construction! :)

And BTW, in case no one caught it, yesterday ACN put up a video showing Xcelerator's first test runs. Click on the link on the main page to download it!

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 12:37 PM

Why do you need to cover the neon? Talon's sign looks just fine without it.

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 12:45 PM
I agree....keep the neon NUDE!

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 2:36 PM
Neon lights on coaster signs are better than typical signs, they sould be used more often, and Talon's sign looks fine to me.

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 3:43 PM
Knott's is doing a great job with keeping the park looking nice....SFMM take notes!
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Thursday, May 23, 2002 5:50 PM

This has got to be a record for building a ride! I can't believe how fast this thing was put up! Especially if you include the tear down of Windjammer

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 6:18 PM
the work in the area has been going on since july. not so fast if you ask me, but still brisk.
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Thursday, May 23, 2002 6:19 PM
Naked neon is cool with me, I'm wondering when the big sign is going to be put up. That one looks pretty big. the last I seen, it had the two I-beams angled apart.

That launch is Tight. The tophat is also, the speed it goes over it, ohhhh. I can't wait to ride the beast.

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Thursday, May 23, 2002 6:53 PM
Xcelerator's theming and landscaping are starting to shape up nicely! Is this monstor supposed to open June 6th??? I hope so! I will be riding this beast on June 27th! I can't wait to experience all that airime as you literally "fly" over the top hat! Thank God for Intamin!

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Friday, May 24, 2002 4:57 AM

Just watched the video. Awesome.

Love that rollback testing. Any Water dummy sitings yet??

Cant wait! Selling house, car, pets and siblings to see you in September!

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 1:07 PM

Can yal give me the address where yal watched the video for Xcelerator

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