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|Product||Wild Mouse (large park)|
|Type||Steel - Wild Mouse|
|Riders per train||4|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||35 mph|
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. The park officially announced Coast Rider, Pacific Scrambler and Surfside Gliders on November 1, 2012.
The ride opened on May 25, 2013.
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. In March 2016, the boy's family filed a negligence lawsuit against Knott's Berry Farm. 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.
One of Coast Rider's cars
- Coast Rider trademark - Trademarkia
- Knott's Berry Farm Announces New Additions - Cision Wire
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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