Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, and is always full of killer new surprises. In 2016, the world-renowned event will feature new menacing mazes, sinister shows and spectacular interactive experiences. With endless haunted attractions and more than 1,000 monsters roaming the park and lurking in the fog, whatever you’re imagining, it’s here…at Knott’s Scary Farm. Knott’s Scary Farm takes place on select nights September 22 – October 31 2016 and is not recommended for children under 13.
Jaguar! is a themed steel family roller coaster located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, built by Zierer GmBH.Ride ExperienceRiders must be 48" or taller to ride.QueueRiders approach the ride through the temple in the Fiesta Village section of the park. Many Mayan-style drawings and paintings can be seen on the walls throughout the entire temple. The bottom queue is the most themed part. On one side, you can see prisoners that were imprisoned in the temple that are now just skeletons. On another side, riders see a giant Aztec idol with skulls on the side of him. The bottom walls are painted to show Aztec gatherings with prisoners and others. The queue winds through a series of rooms and tunnels. As you walk up the next ramp, you can see more skulls into the temple. Straight ahead, there is giant stone tablet of some more Mayan Jaguar Warriors with the head of a jaguar. To the left of that, there is another Mayan idol head. You can sometimes hear the roaring of the Jaguar, activated when the train enters the helix located at the end of the coaster. Tribal drums and other Mayan sound effects and also be heard. The queue rises in elevation to the station where riders board the roller coaster.LayoutThe ride starts out with ascending a lift hill after exiting the station. Next, the coaster goes to the left, and down slightly. After that, the coaster does banked right turn up, and then travels through the top of the temple (where the fire effect used to occur), and then goes through the loop of Montezooma's Revenge. The train then turns right and travels up a second lift hill. The track bends left, and the coaster goes through a series of bunny hills. As the track approaches the Timber Mountain Log Ride, it turns around. The train travels through some more bunny hills, then does a banked helix to the left. Finally, it goes into a brake run and arrives back in the station.
Pony Express (roller coaster)Distance: 0.1 miCompetitive Analysis 8039 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90620
Pony Express is a steel motorbike roller coaster at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. It is the first Zamperla-manufactured motocoaster to be placed in the United States, and is one of the most recent additions to the theme park, beginning operations on May 22, 2008. The ride is based on a new design that features uniquely shaped seating and a flywheel launch system.BackgroundPony Express was a $9 million project that was added to the Ghost Town section of the park. The theme of the attraction is based on the historic Pony Express mail service. The attraction is designed to give riders the experience of being part of this delivery system, zooming over hills and around turns. Its "out-and-back" course shows riders views of Boot Hill and Big Foot Rapids, two popular attractions also located in Ghost Town. Knott's Berry Farm has given it a thrill rating of "high thrill" (4 out of 5) and is enjoyable for people for all ages.DesignThe ride lasts for 36 seconds and is made up of a 1,300 foot-long steel track that reaches speeds of up to 38 miles per hour and heights of up to 44 feet. Each train has 8 rows, with 2 seats in each row, and the ride can accommodate up to 900 passengers per hour. Each rider's seat is shaped like a horse, and the rider straddles the saddle seat to create the feeling that they are riding on a horse. An automated restraint system secures the rider in their seat, pressing against his/her lower back, allowing the upper body to move fairly freely.
Fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm! With dozens of rides, shows and attractions in four themed areas, there is something for everyone at Knott’s. Splash down the Timber Mountain Log Ride, featuring new scenes, thrills, and special effects. The new Boardwalk area offers three rides for the whole family and Xcelerator, which launches riders 82 miles per hour in less than three seconds! Stroll the streets of the Old West Ghost Town® where you’ll meet its many residents – but look out for bandits! Camp Snoopy, home of the PEANUTS gang, will round out your day with pint-sized adventures in a High Sierra setting.