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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 Details

Year Track Type Designer
2002 Steel Launched, Double Out and Back Intamin AG

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 90°
  • Drop: 205 feet
  • G-force: 4 G's
  • Height: 205 feet
  • Launch: Hydraulic
  • Length: 2,202 feet
  • Trains: 2 - 20 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 2 seconds
  • Top Speed: 82 mph

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.

Ride capacity: 1,330 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall

Where to Coast

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