High-octane thrills at Knott's Berry Farm continue with Xcelerator, a 50s themed roller coaster that uses a hydraulic motor to launch riders to an electrifying top speed of 82 miles-per-hour in just 2.3 seconds. Seated in flame-emblazoned '57 Chevys, passengers will ascend up and then back down the outside of a 205-foot tall Top Hat element at a vertical, 90-degree angle. This short, but very intense roller coaster then flies through two overbanked turns before it screams into the final brake run covering 2,202 feet of steel track in just about one minute.
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|Launched, Double Out and Back
Elements: 157-foot Launch Track, 205-foot tall Top Hat, 110-foot tall Overbanked Turn, 90-foot tall Overbanked Turn
March 2022-Present – Standing-but-not-operating (SBNO) due to a major failure of the hydraulic launch system. The custom-fabricated replacement parts had a lead time of more than a year.
Opening date: June 22, 2002
Estimated cost: $13 million
Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall
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