For approximately nine months, Knott’s Berry Farm and partners Great Coasters International (GCI) have been working tirelessly to return its wooden roller coaster, GhostRider, to its former glory. According to park officials, “GhostRider, the longest, tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster on the West Coast, returns on June 11th.” During this planned downtime, the entire roller coaster has been retracked and many parts have been reprofiled in order to make way for an all-new, intense, and exciting experience.
During a recent trip in April, it was very apparent that this hard work and dedication to the wooden coaster experience will pay off. Many hours have been put into restoring this wooden roller coaster. The pictures below were taken of the renovation progress during the 2016 Boysenberry Festival. Great care has been taken by the park and its design partner, GCI to ensure that this ride will be one to remember!
In addition to all of the track work, Knott’s also tasked GCI with installing a pair of brand new, mining- car-themed Millennium Flyer trains. According to many coaster enthusiasts, these coaster trains are some of the most comfortable around, especially when compared to other wooden roller coasters. While the Knott’s Berry Farm is set to reopen this roller coaster this June, they took to social media to show off their stunning new Millennium Flyer trains to fans. At first glance, it is obvious this new roller coaster experience will be fantastic. Simply put, these trains are stunning!
[Feature Image of Millennium Flyer Train courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm.]