In what was probably one of the biggest surprises out of the Cedar Fair announcements yesterday, Knott’s Berry Farm will be adding HangTime in 2018.
HangTime will feature a 150 foot climb at a 90-degree angle, and then send riders straight down at 96 degrees. The coaster’s train will come to a halt once the highest peak is reached, and will leave riders suspended at the crest for several seconds at a 60-degree angle, giving the illusion of a disappearing track. The ride will then reach a top speed of 57 mph on its 2,198 feet of track. The ride will also have a total of five inversions.
“HangTime’s disappearing track creates a memorable illusion of the unknown as riders feel like they are hanging over a cliff, staring at the ground in nervous anticipation,” said Jon Storbeck, vice president and general manager, Knott’s Berry Farm. “People who crave that adrenaline rush will want to ride this coaster again and again. Introducing a coaster like HangTime firmly positions Knott’s Berry Farm as a must see attraction among Southern California theme parks, and we look forward to welcoming our guests to this new experience.”
The coaster will feature a lighting system that will illuminate the track at night, giving it the impression of waves along the coaster track.
HangTime is manufactured by Gerstlauer Amusement Rides, GmbH, and is the company’s next-generation “infinity coaster” model.