Knott’s Berry Farm Announces Gerstlauer Dive Coaster, HangTime

After many teasers and this year’s removal of Boomerang, Knott’s Berry Farm today announced Gerstlauer’s first dive coaster and the first dive coaster on the west coast: HangTime. HangTime will feature a vertical lift, a 96 degree drop, and five inversions.

 

HangTime Stats

  • Height: 150 ft
  • Length: 2198 ft
  • Drop angle: 96°

HangTime will send riders up a vertical lift hill into a raised 96-degree drop – the steepest drop in California. The coaster’s train will come to a halt once the highest peak is reached, and will leave riders suspended at the crest for several seconds at a 60-degree angle, giving the illusion of a disappearing track. Then the train will suddenly descend in a beyond-vertical drop, through 2,198 feet of steel track and five gravity-defying inversions. HangTime will be only the second rollercoaster in the Western Hemisphere to feature a negative-g stall loop, which gives riders the sensation of floating.

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