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Montezooma's Revenge

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roller coaster
Montezooma's Revenge
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Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Status Operating since May 21, 1978
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Shuttle
Model / product Shuttle Loop
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1,344
Propulsion Flywheel launch
Height148 feet
Top speed55 mph
Length800 feet
Inversions1 (Riders experience 2)
Duration0:36
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Montezooma's Revenge is a steel launched shuttle roller coaster located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA. It was built by Schwarzkopf and is the last operating Shuttle Loops in the US. It is the oldest operating roller coaster at Knott's Berry Farm.

Design[edit | edit source]

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.

Incident[edit | edit source]

In the evening of August 31, 2001, a woman was taken to hospital after reportedly suffering a seizure while riding Montezooma's Revenge. She died the following morning.[1] An investigation found the roller coaster to be mechanically safe, and the cause of death was a brain aneurysm aggravated by a pre-existing condition. Montezooma's Revenge reopened on September 6.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

Tallest roller coaster
May 1978 - June 1983
Preceded by
King Kobra
White Lightnin'
Tidal Wave
Tallest roller coaster
May 1978 - June 1983
Succeeded by
Moonsault Scramble