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Montezooma's Revenge


Knott's Berry Farm

Stengel Engineering designed and Anton Schwarzkopf built this popular Shuttle Loop roller coaster. Montezooma's Revenge uses a flywheel to catapult the seven car train out of the station to reach a top speed of 55 miles-per-hour in just 4.5 seconds. The train then travels through a 76-foot, 360-degree loop before it ascends a 148-foot tall spike, where it momentarily comes to a stop. Reversing directions, the train descends the spike, repeats the loop and passes through the station to climb a 112-foot tall spike on the opposite end. Reversing directions, once again, the train descends the rear spike and returns to the station.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1978 Steel Shuttle Loop Schwarzkopf

Roller Coaster Stats

Height: 148 feet Inversions: 2
Launch: Flywheel Length: 876 feet
Trains: 1 - 28 passenger Ride Time: 36 seconds
Top Speed: 55 mph

Montezooma's Revenge Facts

May 21, 1978 – Montezoom's Revenge opening date

Inversion: 76-foot tall Vertical Loop

Train has seven cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,344 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit Knott's Berry Farm to ride this attraction.

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