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.
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
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