Yesterday was a huge day for coaster announcements throughout the Cedar Fair Chain. While much of the attention went to Cedar Point as always, it was the west coast of the chain that had a couple of announcements later in the day that proved to be worth the wait.
We were invited to the announcement event at Knott's Berry Farm, Here is our story. =)
Written by Gregg Condon
After spending a few hours in the park enjoying National Rollercoaster Day it was time to head over to the Boardwalk BBQ for some yummy food, drinks and music.
Oh, and some kind of announcement thing.
Of course Dan from Westcoaster had to curse the new ride before it was even announced.
We were all pretty happy the new ride had nothing to do with Wind.
We had a front row seat
Here are some highlights from the announcement.
We were all pretty excited when we saw this
The always popular Ride Stats
Some logo and art, looks sweet. Can't wait to see it lit up at night.
After the announcement we were given a little tour of the site.
They are going to start pouring the foundations on August 28. So that means when we go back to the park for the Knott's Scary Farm event on the 31st we should have some nice construction shots too.
Been a few years since we've seen a big plot of dirt at Knott's, it's a great thing!
This view is going to look way different very soon
As seen a few hours earlier, they are already hard at work in the area.
We did try to find out from the dippin dots gal a few hours ahead of time, but she wasn't talking.
After our tour it was party time!!
The gangs all here!! Hang Loose!!
The Boardwalk BBQ really is great and we can't wait to try more food in the near future.
Thank you Knott's for another great event, we can't wait to Hang 10 on HangTime in 2018!!
For more information on HangTime be sure to click here for the full press release.
Cedar Fair Parks announce all New Attractions for 2018 Season
Be sure to check back here all day for the running tally of all Cedar Fair parks announcements. We already have our first announcement from Canada's Wonderland.
We think it's pretty safe to say that the big "announcement events" at Kings Dominion, Cedar Point. California's Great America and Knott's Berry Farm will be for larger attractions. While announcements of smaller capital improvements will come out as press releases, as Canada's Wonderland did. This is a pretty good strategy we think.
6:00am Pacific - Canada's Wonderland Announces two new flat rides and Splash Works expansion for 2018 season
Lumberjack is a thrill ride that will take guests soaring to heights of 75 feet (21m) on two swinging axe pendulums, propelling them into a looping 360 degree experience.
Flying Canoes is an interactive family ride that will allow riders to control their journey of flight in two-person canoes that rotate speedily around a circuit.
Splash Island’s children’s pool in Splash Works will be expanded to double its size and feature all-new interactive spray features.
6:45am Pacific - World's of Fun Announces Nordic Chaser
On Nordic Chaser, guests of all ages will board mini ships that rotate speedily around a circuit. The ride captures the imagination as guests experience the sensation of rising and falling along ocean waves. The ride will be placed in the park’s Scandinavia themed area.
“The new Nordic Chaser ride will allow parents and children the opportunity to make lasting memories together,” said Tony Carovillano, general manager, Worlds of Fun. “We strive to provide new and exciting changes at Worlds of Fun every year, and look forward to having more families experience every aspect we have to offer at the park.”
7:00am Pacific - Carowinds Announces Camp Snoopy Expansion
The Camp Snoopy playtime spot will feature five new rides:
7:00am Pacific - Valleyfair Announces Delirious
Valleyfair will introduce Delirious, a 70-foot looping thrill ride for its 2018 season.
Delirious will coil riders upside-down on a seven story, 360-degree freestanding structure with a high capacity, high speed train.
8:00am Pacific - Kings Dominion Announces Twisted Timbers for 2018
Twisted Timbers sits at the edge of Candy Apple Grove and gives riders a one-of-a-kind experience. Plummet down a 109-foot-tall barrel roll drop that sends you twisting across 3,351 feet of track with two more inversions and 20 airtime hills at speeds of 54 miles per hour. Hold on tight, because this is a ride with a twist… this is Twisted Timbers.
9:30am Pacific - Cedar Point Announces Steel Vengeance for 2018 Season
This Wild West thrill comes action-packed with a height of 205 feet above the prairie, a 90-degree initial drop down to the earth, almost 30 seconds of airtime (the most on any roller coaster on Earth), 4 head-over-boots inversions, ricocheting movements left-to-right, up-to-down and side to side…it’s a roller coaster only Cedar Point could build – and you have the chance to saddle up and take the ride of your life beginning in 2018!
11:00am Pacific - California's Great America announces Railblazer for 2018
RailBlazer will lift riders to a height of 106 feet before plunging them face down at a 90-degree angle. Throughout the 1,800 feet of track, riders will travel 52 miles per hour, experience an abundance of airtime and steeply banked turns, undertake three inversions and twist through a zero gravity roll.
8:00pm Pacific - Knott's Berry Farm Announces Hang Time for 2018 Season
HangTime will send riders up a vertical lift hill into a raised 96-degree drop - the steepest drop in California. 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. Then the train will suddenly descend in a beyond-vertical drop, through 2,198 feet of steel track and five gravity-defying inversions. HangTime will be only the second rollercoaster in the Western Hemisphere to feature a negative-g stall loop, which gives riders the sensation of floating.
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