Posted Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:41 AM | Contributed by rob4420
Though track has been arriving for sometime now, Knott's Berry Farm has officially announced its new coaster, Xcelerator. The new ride will send riders up 205 feet going zero to 82 mph in 2.3 seconds. The full circuit coaster with be 50's themed with two trains. It will feature a 90-degree drop, straight down. Also put to rest are the colors, coral and "sea foam green."
I'm a little disappointed that the park doesn't have official info on its Web site already.
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I wanna see the layout too. I really wonder how it is gonna go up 205 feet. Could it go up vertically? Or will it go up at about 80° or even 60°? Whatever it does, it sounds cool, and it sounds alot like a TA2K. I would think it would have LIM launch, since all Intamin's newest launched coasters use LIM's, except S:TE. If it lasts 62 seconds and is 2002 feet long, then it must go pretty fast. Can anyone else see them advertising this as 2002 feet for 2002?
erm, remember that one guy who was saying all that info about this ride and how it started with "X" and it was 205' feet tall and you guys totally shutted him out because you guys thought you knew all? i think the people who were saying that owes him an apology... (btw, i dont recall his name, but im sure the person will say something)
The article mentioned that Intamin is making this ride, and also made Perilous Plunge. Surprise surprise. Of course, they have to point out that someone died on it. And it sounds wackily entertaining. Now I'm actually looking forward to my previously boring California vacation..