Montezooma's Revenge

Not to be confused with Montezuma's Revenge, the attraction at Avonturenpark Hellendoorn.
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Montezooma's Revenge
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Entrance to Montezooma's Revenge
Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Status Operating since May 26, 1978
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Product Shuttle Loop
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Shuttle
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1344
Propulsion Flywheel launch from 0 mph - 55 mph in 4.5 s
Height 148 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 800 feet
Track inversions 1
Rider inversions 2
Duration 0:36
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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. The ride was built by Schwarzkopf and is the last operating Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop in the United States. It is also the oldest operating roller coaster at Knott's Berry Farm.

History

Montezooma's Revenge opened on May 26, 1978.[1][2]

Contrary to popular belief, the coaster is not named after the disease sometimes called Montezuma's Revenge, but rather a band under the same name that performed at the park.

The ride was repainted for the 2017 season.[3]

On January 7, 2022, it was announced that the ride would close on January 10 for a major refurbishment. However, the next day, the park stated that it would stay open for some time longer due to popular demand.[4][5] The work is expected to be completed by 2023.[6]

Design

Elements

Montezooma's Revenge has a single vertical loop which the train passes through twice: once forwards and once backwards. The nearby roller coaster Jaguar! passes through Montezooma's Revenge's vertical loop.

Trains

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

On 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.[7] 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.[8]

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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


Articles on Knott's Berry Farm
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