Wednesday, June 15, 2016

GhostRider Returns for Knott's Berry Farm's Ghost Town 75th Anniversary

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Knott's Berry Farm's GhostRider wooden roller coaster is officially back in action after a 9 month restoration and refurbishment project.  The love and care was given to the West coast's longest, tallest and fastest wooden ride in celebration of Ghost Town's 75th Anniversary, where the ride calls home.

The theme park brought on Great Coasters International to make changes to the 118 foot tall ride while still preserving its wild nature.  The famous wood coaster builders completely re-tracked the entire 4,533 feet of track to bring the ride back to its original form, or even better.  The ride opened in late 1998 as the final addition designed and planned by the Knott family before Cedar Fair purchased the park.

Along with small changes to the track profile and the removal of the mid-course brakes, GhostRider received three brand new Millennium Flyer trains that are themed to ore cars.  The new trains provide a better ride experience and have received rave reviews on other Great Coasters International rides.

The coaster reopened this past weekend, which also kicked off the summer festivities being held around Ghost Town's 75th Anniversary celebration.  Read more about all the changes the park has made at this link.

Now are you ready for a ride on the all new GhostRider?