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Xcelerator

Knott's Berry Farm

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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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Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2002 Steel Launched, Double Out and Back Intamin AG
  • Height
    205
    feet
  • Drop
    205
    feet
  • Angle Of Descent
    90°
    degrees
  • Length
    2,202
    feet
  • Top Speed
    82
    miles per hour
  • Launch
    Hydraulic
    propulsion
  • G-force
    4
    G's
  • Ride Time
    1 minute, 2 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    1330
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 20 passenger
     

Xcelerator Facts & History

Elements: 157-foot Launch Track, 205-foot tall Top Hat, 110-foot tall Overbanked Turn, 90-foot tall Overbanked Turn

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

Where to Coast

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