Xcelerator construction continues to move along at a rapid pace

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2002 7:34 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Construction continues to progress at Knott's Berry Farm on Xcelerator, as its tower begins to reach toward the sky.

Also, various Easter decorations have appeared throughout the park and a midway game has been taken down.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 7:58 AM
Please no over-head horse collars......and dont change PP!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:22 AM
You can almost feel the rush they are in pouring out of those photos. ;)

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Have you ever considered that maybe it's not the park that's the problem, but YOU?

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:42 AM
Sandor confirmed at Solace that Xcelerator will be receiving lap-bars and seatbelts only. Very nice pictures, though I enjoyed the full sized versions that I got in .zip file.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 9:08 AM
He may have confimed that, but after the ruling on Perilous Plunge I wouldn't count out the possibility of the restraint system changing. I have a feeling whatever changes are done to PP, if any, will be duplicated on Xcelerator.

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Karl
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 10:37 AM
No Xcelerator will only have lap bars, and a seat belt, but no one knows about Perilous Plunge.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 10:56 AM

I'll point you to this article, which was written after the Coaster Solace. It states that Knott's is still studying which restraint to use for Xcelerator and that they will "follow the state's mandate that restraints accommodate a range of body types..."

This tells me that different restraints than those stated before are possible for Xcelerator, whether it be an OTSR or perhaps an over-the-shoulder seat belt.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 11:16 AM
If it's new, I seriously doubt that on a ride that doesn't even go upside down, and is getting a lot of attention, it wouldn't be smart for them to have any shoulder restraint, or that'll kill the ride. Look at Revolution, and if that didn't have an otsr, that still be a GREAT ride, and I doubt Knott's will risk it, but I do give you your props for finding that, and that could be true, but I doubt it. I remember reading that before he made the announcement on what the restraints where goin to be, and some other things, I think they added stuff from before to that article, along with some new stuff, so I'm alkmost positive it'll only have lapbars, and a seat belt
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 2:03 PM
Well, between Sandor at WCS3 and the fact that the entire ride was shipped in May of 2001 I have reason to believe it will have lap bars and seat belts...though they might still change them, but they betta hurry cause the trains better not be the thing that ends up delaying the ride from opening.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:45 PM

I have to think that Xcelerator will use lapbars and seatbelts, but I won't feel safe saying that until I see the trains for the first time.

Anyone know if they are on the Knotts premises, with all of the other track and supports?

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