Pony Express (Knott's Berry Farm)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Pony Express
Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Coordinates 33°50′35″N 118°00′05″W / 33.8429559°N 118.0013066°W / 33.8429559; -118.0013066
Park section Ghost Town – Wild Water Wilderness
Status Operating since May 22, 2008
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Zamperla
Product Moto Coaster
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Motorbike
Propulsion Flywheel launch from 0-38 mph in 3.0 seconds
Height 44 feet
Top speed 38 mph
Length 1300 feet
Inversions 0

Pony Express is a Zamperla motorbike roller coaster located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA.


In late 2007, Knott's Berry Farm announced the addition of Pony Express.[1] The ride opened on May 22, 2008.[2]



Color scheme

Upon its opening, Pony Express had orange track and brown supports. In November 2021, it was repainted entirely brown.[3]


2 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 16 riders per train.


On October 7, 2010, one of the trains failed to make it up the initial incline and rolled back, colliding with and damaging the other 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.[4][5]



  1. "Pony Express To Arrive At Knott's Berry Farm Next Summer". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  2. "Pony Express delights park-goers".
  3. "RyanTheme Park tweet". 2021-11-04. Retrieved 2021-11-10.
  4. 10 hurt in crash on Knott's Berry Farm coaster - Los Angeles Times
  5. Knott's Berry Farm coaster reopens after accident investigation - Los Angeles Times

External links

Articles on Knott's Berry Farm