Coast Rider

Roller coaster in the United States
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Coast Rider
Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Park section Boardwalk
Status Operating since May 25, 2013
Replaced Perilous Plunge
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Product Wild Mouse (large park)
Type Steel - Wild Mouse
Riders per train 4
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 52 feet
Drop 50 feet
Top speed 35 mph
Length 1339 feet
Inversions 0

Coast Rider is a steel wild mouse roller coaster located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA. It opened in 2013 along with Surfside Gliders and Pacific Scrambler. "Coast Rider" is a play on words of the park's GhostRider roller coaster.


Coast Rider opened on the former plot of Perilous Plunge, which closed on September 3, 2012. On October 22, 2012, Cedar Fair (the owner of Knott's Berry Farm) filed a trademark for Coast Rider.[1] The park officially announced Coast Rider, Pacific Scrambler and Surfside Gliders on November 1, 2012.[2]

The ride opened on May 25, 2013.[3]


This ride is slightly different from the standard Wild Mouse (large park) model provided by Mack Rides. The differences are more than likely in the station and brake run.


Single cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 4 riders per car.


On June 15, 2014, a 10-year-old boy tried to exit the ride before it had ended. His leg and foot became caught in between the coaster car and the track. His leg was broken, his skin was ripped off, and he suffered nerve damage as well.[4] In March 2016, the boy's family filed a negligence lawsuit against Knott's Berry Farm.[5] As a result, shin guards were added to prevent this from happening again. However, some consider the ride cramped, painful, or uncomfortable because of these shin guards.[6][7]



  1. Coast Rider trademark - Trademarkia
  2. Knott's Berry Farm Announces New Additions - Cision Wire
  3. "Knott's previews updated log ride, 3 others".
  4. "Family Sues Knott's Berry Farm After They Allege Son Was Injured On Coast Rider". CBS Los Angeles.
  5. "Family of Boy Injured in Grisly Roller Coaster Accident Sues Knott's Berry Farm". Patch.
  6. "Coast Rider • Knott's Berry Farm". Captain Coaster.
  7. "Knott's Berry Farm – Boysenberry Festival 2017!". The Coaster Kings.

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