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Boomerang (Knott's Berry Farm)

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roller coaster
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Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 6, 1990 to April 23, 2017
Cost $5,000,000 USD
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Replaced Corkscrew
Replaced by HangTime
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Shuttle
Model / product Boomerang
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 760
Area 288.8 feet × 98.4 feet
Height116.4 feet
Top speed47 mph
Length935 feet
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Boomerang was a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA. Opened on April 6, 1990 the ride was a Boomerang model from Vekoma. The ride replaced the former Corkscrew.

On March 17, 2017, Knott's Berry Farm announced that Boomerang would close on April 23, 2017 at the end of the park's Boysenberry Festival. The process of dismantling the ride began almost immediately after it closed. It has since been shipped to the Netherlands where it will be refurbished.

On August 16, 2017, the park announced that they would be replacing Boomerang with HangTime, a Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster, in 2018.

Design[edit | edit source]


Color scheme[edit | edit source]

When it opened the ride was painted entirely blue. In 2003 it was repainted purple with green supports. For the 2013 season, the track was repainted yellow and the supports green by Baynum Painting.

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train. The train was built by Arrow Dynamics and riders were restrained by an over-the-shoulder harness.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The first round of the cancelled Cartoon Network game show, Brainrush, took place on this coaster.