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Pony Express (Knott's Berry Farm)

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roller coaster
Pony Express
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Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Park section Ghost Town – Wild Water Wilderness
Status Operating since May 22, 2008
Statistics
Manufacturer Zamperla
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Motorbike
Model / product MotoCoaster
Height44 feet
Top speed38 mph
Length1,300 feet
Inversions0
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Pony Express is a Zamperla motorbike roller coaster located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA.

Incident[edit]

On October 7, 2010, a train failed to make it up the initial incline and rolled back, colliding with and damaging a train in the station. Ten people were injured, receiving minor back and neck injuries. The accident was reportedly due to the brake fins being painted over, which prevented them from stopping the train. Pony Express reopened on October 18 after investigations. The park now tests the safety brakes when inspecting the ride.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. 10 hurt in crash on Knott's Berry Farm coaster - Los Angeles Times
  2. Knott's Berry Farm coaster reopens after accident investigation - Los Angeles Times

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