Sunday, January 21, 2018

Knott's Berry Farm Places Final Pieces of HangTime Track

© Brad Jashinsky
It was an exciting time at Knott's Berry Farm on Friday night, when the final pieces of HangTime were lifted into place.  The park's Digital Marketing Manager was sure to be on site that night, to take these photos and share them so the world knows that the 2,198 feet of HangTime's track are now complete.

The final pieces appear to have been saved for the top of the ride's first big element after the beyond vertical plunge.  The trains will rise up, then invert and dive into a quick drop, followed by an elongated corkscrew of sorts.

© Brad Jashinsky
The rest of HangTime (a Gerstlauer Infinity design) includes several additional inversions, including a negative-g stall loop and a cobra roll.  The action packed layout includes speeds of up to 57 miles per hour and a maximum height of 150 feet over Knott's Boardwalk themed area.

These photos were from a few days before the ride was completed, but for some additional recent views of HangTime from inside the theme park, check out Park Journey.