Knott's new coaster offically announced

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."

Read more from The Orange County Register.

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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:43 AM
Whoa...

Looks like I'm going to be taking another trip out to California next year!

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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:46 AM
Jeff's avatar I'm a little disappointed that the park doesn't have official info on its Web site already.

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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:48 AM
2,002 feet of track? That sounds extremely short for a coaster that is launched at 82 mph. I would guess it's so short because it's been crammed into the former Windjammer area.

Oh well... I'm sure it will be great anyway :)

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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:48 AM
I told you, NO inversions!
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:52 AM
Were did you get 2003? Vertical drop, that means probably otsr's! =(
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:54 AM
Sounds cool. Sounds similar to a thrust air... excepts its not :\
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:54 AM
Wow sounds cool, who was it that was very vocal that it would not have an X in its name lol. Is this the first launched hyper coaster.
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:54 AM
It may not because she didnt answer what type of restraints where to be used... I have a feeling it is lap bars.
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:56 AM
So... What kind of launch is it? LIM, LSM, pneumaitc? Thats what I want to know most. For how fast it launches, I'd guess pneumatic, but I'm not sure.
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 9:58 AM
I wanna see the layout!
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:06 AM
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?
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:13 AM
Nice! A 205 foot drop at a 90 degree angle, and it's full circuit. I hope we see more of these around.

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Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:13 AM
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)
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:17 AM
In the article it said "Xcelerator's tallest hill is 205 feet...", which means we can probably assume that there is at least one more hill or bunny hop of some sort...  I'm looking forward to this one.

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Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:18 AM
Wow sounds very awesome...the name sure doesn't seem to match the 50's theme, though.

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Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:28 AM
What an Xcellent and Xtreme year in California neXt year!
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:38 AM
If the Xcelerator is there, than what about XK1? They both beging with X, and are both made by Intamin. It wold fit there nicely
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:38 AM
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..
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Saturday, December 15, 2001 10:45 AM
Yeah i knew that guy wasnt making that up and this proves it! If your out there please respond! Btw this coaster sounds great i wish i lived in Cali.
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