Monday, January 25, 2016

New Views of GhostRider's Complete Refurbishment Released

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Hard at work under the beautiful California sun and not 30 inches of snow (can you tell I'm jealous?), Great Coasters International is making great progress on the refurbishment of Knott's Berry Farm's GhostRider.  The massive coaster may be the tallest, longest and fastest wooden roller coaster on the West coast, but was showing signs of its age in recent years.  GhostRider opened in 1998 and has thrilled millions since, and as part of Knott's 75th Anniversary of Ghost Town celebration this Summer the ride will be given much love and care.

© Great Coasters International
The careful hands of Great Coasters International have been hard at work on replacing the coaster's track - start to finish - for months now.  The work includes some slight reprofiling of the ride's elements, and also the removal of the mid-course brake run.  The above photo shows that former spot (on the right) with new track being put in place with no brakes to follow!  That change alone has many fans excited, but the entire GhostRider experience will be different in 2016.  Three new Millennium Flyer trains will also take to the course, designed to better handle to long ride that GhostRider gives.

For more photos of the recent work taking place on GhostRider, check out the full gallery from Great Coasters.