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Pony Express

Knott's Berry Farm

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Part of the Ghost Town section of Knott's Berry Farm and Pony Express covers a 381-meter "out and back" course that takes you past Boot Hill and Big Foot Rapids.

The first Zamperla Motocoaster in the United States. Knott's Pony Express roller coaster has two 16-passenger trains that have a custom theme to resemble a team of horses. Riding horseback, passengers saddle up to be launched from zero to 40 miles-per-hour in just three seconds. The trains then ascend a banked turn rising to 47 feet before braving a series of 60-degree banked turns, camel backs, low-to-the-ground maneuvers, and steep banks.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2008 Steel Motocoaster Zamperla

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Height: 47 feet
  • Launch: Flywheel
  • Length: 1,250 feet
  • Trains: 2 - 16 passenger
  • Ride Time: 36 seconds
  • Top Speed: 40 mph

Pony Express Facts & History

Features: Custom "out and back" terrain layout

Launch: zero to 38 mph in 3 seconds

Opening date: May 22, 2008

Train has eight cars with one row each, seating two abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 900 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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