HangTime

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HangTime
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Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Park section Boardwalk
Status Operating since May 18, 2018
Height restriction Min: 48 inches (122 cm)
Max: 77 inches (196 cm)
Replaced Boomerang
Statistics
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Type Steel - Diving
Product Infinity Coaster
Riders per train 16
Hourly capacity 800
Propulsion Vertical chain lift hill
Height 150 feet
Drop 122 feet
Top speed 57 mph
Length 2198 feet
Inversions 5
Drop angle 96°
Duration 2:30
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HangTime is a steel diving roller coaster located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA. It was manufactured by Gerstlauer and opened on May 18, 2018. HangTime sits on the former site of the Boomerang, which closed on April 23, 2017.

The coaster is located towards the back of the park behind Coast Rider.

History

On March 17, 2017, it was announced that Knott's Berry Farm's Boomerang would be closing on April 23, 2017. After the ride closed, it was swiftly dismantled.

On August 16, 2017, Knott's Berry Farm announced that they would be adding a Gertslauer Infinity Coaster called HangTime. It was marketed as the West Coast's first dive coaster.

On November 5, 2017, vertical construction began on the ride. On the same day, the park released a teaser video.

In March 2018, the ride began testing. HangTime opened to pass holders during the weekend starting May 11.[1] The ride opened to the public on May 18, 2018.[2]

Design

Elements

HangTime is an Infinity Coaster from Gerstlauer. Knott's Berry Farm is marketing the ride as the first dive coaster on the West Coast, despite it not technically being a Dive Coaster by model. This is due to the holding brake that holds riders for 5 seconds prior to the drop. HangTime also contains 5 inversions; a negative-g stall loop, a corkscrew, a cutback and a cobra roll. The ride also contains a dashing light package, similar to The Monster at Adventureland, that follows the ride around its course at night.

Ride experience

The cutback.

The train exits the station and climbs a 150 foot tall vertical chain lift hill. At the top, riders hold for 5 seconds before dropping 122 feet at a 96° degree angle, reaching 57 mph. Then, the train heads into a negative-g stall loop, a unique element that twists riders downwards before suspending upside down and exiting in the opposite direction. Riders head into a corkscrew, followed by a cutback. After this, the train hits a small drop which leads into a cobra roll. Riders hit the final brake run and make a right turn back to the station.

Color scheme

HangTime has a light blue track and tan supports.

Trains

3 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 16 riders per train.

Gallery

References

External links

  • HangTime on the Roller Coaster DataBase.