The copy of the Knott's Berry Farm 2002 brochure that I came across for this post was folded in half, but for good reason. I picked it up while traveling in California and figured that having a folded copy in my pocket was better than none at all. And a good thing that was, as now we can take a look at it here in From The Vault.
There was a period when Knott's sorta used a very similar brochure with only minor changes each year. That's somewhat the case with the 2002 brochure - only the cover was redone to include an image of Xcelerator. The back cover gives some needed details for those planning a trip, including information on the world famous Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant. Mmmmm.
Xcelerator was new in 2002, not that I was able to ride it however. Turns out I was visiting when the ride was down to have additional cable supports added to the two top hat towers - a total bummer. But Knott's is pretty wonderful regardless, so all was still well in the end.
Anyway, the Intamin accelerator coaster made quite a splash with its quick launch - zero to eighty in two point three seconds - and paved the way for even bigger versions like Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point.
All these other rides, shows, and attractions were why my visit to the park wasn't spoiled by one closed coaster! Knott's has a ton to offer visitors, and in the past few years has really shown its ability to shine in the sunny southern California market.