Xcelerator site work progresses at Knott's Berry Farm

Posted Sunday, January 27, 2002 8:20 PM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

A very large footer, presumably for the vertical towers, is being prepared on the western edge of the site. The rest of the land has markers and paint for more footers.

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Sunday, January 27, 2002 8:41 PM
Just a stab in the dark, but perhaps that's the start of the station foundation?

-Ride_Op

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Sunday, January 27, 2002 11:11 PM
This should be fun watching Xcelerator form from nothing to a finshed attraction. It is now game time, and also is the time when most people will decide who's websites pics give the most detail, and make the person feel as if they're there at the park.

If twistedrails brings us pics like X @ SFMM, I know were most people will be going for their pics, give us pics like the final night shot of X's lift hill, and we'll eb hooked! :)

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Monday, January 28, 2002 6:15 AM
Ride-Op:  I doubt that's the station foundation as it is too close to the western edge of the site, where the vertical towers will be. 
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Monday, January 28, 2002 7:21 AM
Wow, hard to believe all of that track is going to fit on that site. Very creative ride development!

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Monday, January 28, 2002 7:47 AM
Oh, so the towers are definately going on that side? 

A gigantic rectangular footer that far below ground level strikes me as a little too odd to be for one of the towers.

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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:03 AM
The footer is for the vertical towers. Can't wait to continue watching the construction of this top 10 coaster.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:04 AM
Ok, maybe not a top 10, but a great coaster nonetheless.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:59 AM
Ride Op - when I saw that slab it reminded me of how far down in the sand CP dug for the WT footers.  However it might not be for the tower.  According to Goose' site it could be for the launch equipment.  Either way that slab *is* on the end of the property where the towers will be.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 9:10 AM
Hey, webmaster of twistedrails.com, what are your thoughts on this.. you're the genius behind the pics, and you saw these things in person, and had the eye for GREAT angles, so what's your take on things?

When you take pics do you just shoot away, or do you look for that perfect angle? then shoot, because I'll tell you your pics are breathtaking... (X's lift hill @night)

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Monday, January 28, 2002 11:46 AM
This ride looks like it has a lot of potential just because its a one of a kind ride.

But be prepared to see more coasters of this nature popping up at parks over the next couple of years. I come to this conclusion because LIM launch coasters are now really starting to pop up.

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Monday, January 28, 2002 2:25 PM
I think that the only thing that would make Xcelerator more exciting is if the designers were to include a loop or two somewhere on the plans (like right after the drop). Add a helix, and that ride would be pretty impressive. It already is, and we have to wait and see when it will open, but I think that this will be a great addition none - the - less.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 3:06 PM
This is not a lim ride.  This is hydrolic(sp), I think after hyper sonic lim needs to refine it's launch speed.  the only advantage lim has now is mutiple launches.  Cause it costs alot more too.  This is hell of cheaper.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 5:49 PM
Actually the biggest advantage of the LIMs is that there are no moving parts to worry about.  Hypersonic uses a long bob to pull the train up to speed through cables and such.  I am pretty sure that Xcellerator will use a cable/pulley system as well. 

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Wednesday, January 30, 2002 2:11 PM
Rideop said: Just a stab in the dark, but perhaps that's the start of the station foundation?
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No, I think that pit will be either for the launch machine room or a footer for the ride. The station will be at the opposite end, close to where the station for Windjammer was. Perhaps a little closer to the midway, but in almost the same spot.

Speaking of which, I have to say, based on the artist concept (which as we all know can be subject to change or errors) this station design looks SWEET. I'll hold my opinion until it's built, but this ride may turn out to have the nicest station of any coaster. I can't wait to see it.

This area will look much better when it's done. Although perhaps the Sky Cabin and surrounding area has gone a little overboard with the new red white and blue theme! I keep thinking they are done, and that it looks good but then they just keep adding more and more and more! *** This post was edited by Coasterbuf on 1/30/2002. ***

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Thursday, January 31, 2002 6:59 AM
When do you think it will open?
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