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November 8, 2004

Knott's Prepares To Fire Off New Attraction On Dec. 7

Buena Park, CA -- In just 30 days, Knott's Berry Farm will take aim and fire off its brand new attraction - Silver Bullet. This western themed $16-million suspended coaster will send riders climbing to a height of 146 feet and soaring back down an initial drop of 109 feet. Riders will spiral, corkscrew, fly into a cobra roll, and experience overbanked curves. Overall, riders will find themselves upside down six times including one vertical loop of 105 feet! With two trains and a capacity of 32 people per train, Silver Bullet will send 1,300 guests per hour head over heels on a 2.5-minute high-speed tour. The trains, each with 8 cars, will move riders under 3,125 feet of track.

The "Silver Bullet Salute" will not only mark the grand opening of this exciting new attraction, but will also honor survivors of Pearl Harbor and all other veterans and active military personnel on the anniversary of the attack. On Dec. 7, Knott's will be providing free admission to all uniformed military personnel and to family members who bring a $10 unwrapped gift for the Toys for Tots Gift Drive.

The new attraction, designed and manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard (B & M) of Monthey, Switzerland, continues Knott's Berry Farm's transformation into Southern California's leading thrill ride adventure park. Since its acquisition of Knott's in December 1997, Cedar Fair L.P. has made an ongoing commitment to adding world-class thrill attractions. As the seventh roller coaster to be added to Knott's, "Silver Bullet gives thrill seekers yet another world-class ride to add to their list of all-time favorites," proclaimed Jack Falfas, general manager and vice president of West Coast Operations for Cedar Fair L.P. The opening of Silver Bullet will make the fourth new ride opened by Knott's Berry Farm in 2004 as it joins RipTide, Lucy's Tugboat and Screamin' Swing.

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