Looming 118 feet over Knott's historic Ghost Town, the GhostRider wooden coaster forever changed the look and feel of this venerable California theme park. Brave GhostRiders enter a mysterious mine, only to be strapped into a gold, silver and copper mining car and sent along 4,533 feet of twisting, unforgiving timber. Highlights of this massive themed white-knuckler, include a dramatic 108-foot initial banked drop, 13 additional drops, sudden dips, banked turns and maximum G-force of 3.14. GhostRider begins at the former site of Knott's Berry Farm's Pan for Gold (permanently relocated to Boot Hill) and stretches onto former backstage property before veering left over Grand Avenue and into the former MarketPlace parking lot and comes within several hundred feet of bustling Beach Blvd. There, it doubles-back on itself in classic "out-and-back" fashion to return to the giant themed GhostRider Mining Co. queue building.
|1998||Wood||Double Out and Back||Custom Coasters, Inc.|
|Angle Of Descent: 51 degrees||Drop: 108 feet|
|G-force: 3.14 G's||Height: 118 feet|
|Length: 4,533 feet||Trains: 3 - 28 passenger|
|Ride Time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds||Top Speed: 56 mph|
|Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.|
Features: 14 Hills, 10 Crossovers, 3 Bridges
Designed for three-train operation, the coaster ended up being too short to efficiently operate with three.
Opening date: December 8, 1998
Train has seven cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,600 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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