GhostRider Knott’s Berry Farm Review

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GhostRider Knott’s Berry Farm Review

Devon M., Writer

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GhostRider is a wooden roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm. Today I will be going through my honest thoughts and opinions. First, the stats of the roller coaster. GhostRider stands 118 feet tall with a drop of 108 feet. It goes 56 miles per hour, making it one of the fastest rides in the park. It has a drop angle of 51 degrees. Its track is 4,533 feet long and takes about 80 seconds to go through the ride starting from the drop to the brakes. This does not include the short pre-lift section. The ride has a good rider output of 1,600 riders per hour. So, before you get on the ride, you go through the queue line which is themed to an abandoned mine. After going through 2 floors of the queue house, guests board the “Millennium Flyer” trains. They are very comfortable, and I personally enjoy them. So, after leaving the station, you go into the pre-lift section. This is a tiny dip, then a turnaround. You go up the lift hill and drop 108 feet. After this, you go over a large hill, turnaround, then go down several drops, small hills and banked turns. Then, you go into a turnaround, and before 2015, it had a mid-course brake run. Then, you go into the famous fifth drop. It’s very sudden, and if you go closer to the back of the train, you feel you’re going to fly off the ride. The second half is my favorite part of the ride because you’re just barely missing the supports and it makes you feel like you’re going faster than you actually are. After about a few hills, and a helix, the ride comes to an end. Now, for the pros and cons. The Pros: The Trains, speed, hills, smoothness, near misses with the structure, and the long ride time. The Only Con: Long wait times. Overall, I give this coaster a 9.5 out of 10. One of the best coasters I’ve ridden. Bye!