Pony Express (Knott's Berry Farm)

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Pony Express
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Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Park section Ghost Town – Wild Water Wilderness
Status Operating since May 22, 2008
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Manufacturer Zamperla
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Motorbike
Product Moto Coaster
Propulsion Flywheel launch from 0-38 mph in 3.0 seconds
Height 44 feet
Top speed 38 mph
Length 1300 feet
Inversions 0
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Pony Express is a Zamperla motorbike roller coaster located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA.

Design

Elements

Trains

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

Incident

  • On October 7, 2010, a train failed to make it up the initial incline and rolled back, colliding with and damaging a 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.[1][2]

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