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Knott's Berry Farm | HangTime | Gerstlauer Infinity

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  1. Intricks

    Intricks Member

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    Well this came out of absolutely nowhere. They are getting a Gerstlauer Infinity coaster that will stand at 150ft tall, have a 96 degree drop and house 5 inversions.

    Beyond the RMC's, this literally was the last thing anyone probably thought Knotts was going to receive.
     
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    https://www.knotts.com/explore/hangtime
     
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    I don't believe they talked about the lighting package during the very brief, and very poorly showcased, Live Feed. They compared it to Dare Devil Dive coaster from Six Flags over Georgia, which is very odd considering its on the opposite side of the states. Before it ended, they stated that they were going to take them out to the construction zone to give them a preview of the area.

    Edit: Apparently I've just gone off the deep end as I'm re-watching their live show and no sort of joke was made. I'm just going to chalk it up to being too tired.
     
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    Pretty cool, especially for something that would fit in a Boomerang's footprint. Love the bright, but not too fluorescent colours! The layout mostly has inversions, but could be quite fun. Very solid addition to Knott's for me :)
     
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    At Knotts I think this will be OK. The general public will like it well enough, but for enthusiasts I think this pretty much a non-event.
    Having said that, when is Cedar Fair going to figure out that this park is crying out for a B&M hyper? A big, tall, high capacity ride with airtime would be an absolute home run out there. Is there a prohibition against building B&M hypers west of the Mississippi?
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Photo comparison of daytime vs. nightime
    Decent addition, and I have always been a fan of the nighttime chaser lights concept. Should be a good addition to the park. That reveal live stream though was rough - video feed cutting in and out, opening up with comparison to a rival park, and ending it abruptly after 5 minutes? Comeon guys... you literally had three sister parks reveal before you today!
     
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    That was a really odd announcement. From the timing of the announcement (11 EST/8 PST???), the lack of a POV, the constant comparison to Dare Devil Dive at a far away park at a competitor's park...Also, not sure how this constitutes as a dive coaster. I know it's just semantics that they use for marketing purposes, but I find it odd. With their logic, Takabisha is a dive coaster.

    Regardless, I actually think that it looks like a fun ride. I love how the top of loop interacts structurally with the twisting hill above it. Cool engineering.
     
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    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Ooh yay chaser lights! <3

    This looks like a very solid addition. Can't wait to see this thing go up!
     
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    Oh man... Attempted to post this same thread and somehow missed this. My bad
     
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    Knotts has tried to add a hyper on a few occasions, and each time plans fell through. They're better off adding a some sort of Vekoma, RMC or Mack small sized airtime machine instead. The park needed a sit down, complete circuit looper...with a marketing hook. And that's what they got. No it's not the most exciting addition compared to everything else announced yesterday. But business wise, this is a home run. There isn't a single Knotts visitor who is going to leave this ride unhappy. That's how you replace a Boomerang.

    Your move SFMM.
     
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    Ok, I did not see this coming.
     
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    I think this looks like a fun addition. Agree with everyone else that chaser lights will look awesome. That sort of drop will be interesting with an infinity train.
     
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    It looks like its got a Takabisha style ultra-trimmed first drop. They don't look very good imo. Hope that's just concept art.
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    Happy the USA has got another big gerst. Even with those hideous supports I'm sure it will look very pleasant, especially at night. Wonder who they got the idea for the lights from!
     
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    ^ I'm hoping that because this drop is only 96 degrees, the holding brake will be on the flat part at the top, and not on the actual drop? Not sure though, as the trains are twice as long.
     
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    It states in the press release that they'll momentarily hang and the track disappearing. Aka, a holding break like Takabisha.
     
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    The colour is great! Hoping for a Takabisha style drop because Takabisha is fab!
     
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    Well that looks nice doesn't it? Not a bad move when you're replacing something like a Boomerang.
     
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    Here´s a good recreation from docoaster:
     
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    #prayforlapbars

    They'll make or break this.
     
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    Lap bars have already been confirmed.
     
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