Sunday, December 17, 2017

Major Construction Progress Made for HangTime at Knott's Berry Farm

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Knott's is continuing to unwrap a most wonderful present as they construct their new "dive coaster," HangTime.  The park's webcams give a nice update of the action going on, such as the top of the 150 foot vertical lift hill that can be seen above.  Recently track was added to the very top of the climb, and also on the holding brake.  That's the point where riders sit and stare down at 60 degrees before being released and plunging down the beyond-vertical drop.

Also, if you look over on the right side of the photo you can see some new HangTime track sticking up near Xcelerator, that's gone up in the past week or so as well.

© Knott's Berry Farm
This second view (I beg the park to adjust the camera up and to the right slightly!) shows more of the ride that has been installed.  After the first drop the trains move through a giant twisted pretzel element, and about half of that is already standing.  There are also pieces to the entrance and exit of the cobra roll, which is in the middle of the layout, in place as well.  Though, it is understandably hard to discern what is what in this image.  To that end, this update from California Coaster Kings shows off the ride's progress as of last week and is worth checking out!