Sunday, November 19, 2017

Knott's HangTime Progress Update - Lift Nearly Complete

Today was a good morning for a check in on the progress of HangTime at Knott's Berry Farm.  The new custom-designed Gerstlauer Infinity coaster is rising quickly at the Farm, with track instillation taking place daily.

© Knott's Berry Farm
This view from the webcam shows a significant amount of track installed in the past week.  The on-site crane has been busy, with track applied to the 150 foot tall vertical lift hill, along with the drop and the run into the first big element.  Throughout the course of the ride there are plenty of other supports that have been added.

© Knott's Berry Farm
The park's 2nd webcam isn't focused on the ride, but that hasn't stopped HangTime from showing up on it.  If you look in the upper left of the live view you can see HangTime towering over the Calico Mine Ride.  The track is nearly to the top of the structure, and the drop has been applied just as far.  All that remains is the apex of the lift, along with the the track that will hold the trains for several seconds at a 60 degree angle, facing the ground below them before they drop.

For another recent update on the coaster, with plenty of photos taken from inside the park, check out California Coaster Kings.