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Pony Express

Knott's Berry Farm

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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 will 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 steep banks.
The Pony Express roller coaster is being added to the Ghost Town section of Knott's Berry Farm and will cover a 381-meter "out and back" course that will take you past Boot Hill and Big Foot Rapids.

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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