Hang Time coaster coming to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2018

Gerstlauer’s new “Hangtime” Infinity Coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm was featured in U.S.A. Today.

The scariest part of riding a roller coaster may not be the free-falling acceleration, crushing G-forces, upside-down acrobatics, or the other hairy elements it delivers, but the anticipation of those moments. Riders clickety-clacking up a lift hill invariably think, “What have I gotten myself into?” Cresting the top of the hill — just before the madness ensues — their pupils dilate, their breathing and pulse rates accelerate, and their nervous systems trigger the release of adrenaline among other classic signs of the fight-or-flight response.

HangTime, the new coaster coming next summer to Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif., will capitalize on the anticipation by bringing riders up to the top of a 150-foot vertical lift hill, nudging them over the edge of the precipice at a woozy 60-degree angle and letting them hang there for a few agonizing seconds. Staring into the abyss that awaits them, they’ll really have time to reflect (and keep their adrenaline percolating) about the predicament in which they find themselves.

Read the entire article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/theme-parks/2017/11/21/hangtime-coaster-knotts-berry-farm-2018/882378001/ .


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