Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Knott's Berry Farm to Open Refurbished GhostRider on June 11th

The wait is almost over - Knott's Berry Farm has announced that their signature wooden roller coaster, GhostRider, will reopen to the public on June 11th.

The coaster, which is the longest, tallest and fastest wooden ride on the West Coast, has been closed for many months for a complete refurbishment.  During the process, all 4,533 feet of running track has been carefully replaced.  Other modifications, including the permanent removal of the mid-course brake run and some track reprofiling, have also taken place.

© Knott's Berry Farm
As part of the reopening date announcement, Knott's also released this image of one of the coaster's three new trains in the station.  The new cars are Millennium Flyers, and are expected to provide a much different experience - one that is smoother and more comfortable for riders.  The three sets of "mining cars" will each feature either gold, silver or copper accents.

The restored GhostRider is part of Knott's summer long celebration that honors the 75th anniversary of the Ghost Town themed area.  The event will feature tons of special live entertainment throughout, an all new Calico Stage and show, the recently reopened Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant and plenty more.