Knott’s Berry Farm announces HangTime, the only dive coaster on the West Coast

by Brittani Tuttle
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Knott’s Berry Farm’s newest coaster, HangTime, will open for the summer 2018 season.

Knott’s Berry Farm has announced its newest coaster, HangTime, an all-new steel rollercoaster that will be the only dive coaster on the West Coast. The coaster will open for the 2018 summer season, and stand at 150 feet over the Boardwalk area of the park.

HangTime will take riders up a vertical lift hill and into a raise 96-degree angle drop, which will be the steepest drop in California. The coaster will come to a halt at the highest park, and keep riders suspended for several seconds at a 60-degree angle. This will give guests the thrilling illusion of a vanished track. The train will then descend into a beyond-vertical drop through 2,198 feet of steel track and five inversions.

HangTime will be the second roller coaster in the Western Hemisphere to feature a negative-g stall loop, which gives the sensation of floating in midair.

“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 of 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, as we look forward to welcoming our guests to this new experience.”

For more information on HangTime, and to purchase tickets to the park, visit knotts.com.


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