Cowabunga dudes! Knott’s Berry Farm has just announced a monster new coaster for summer 2018. The tallest, fastest, twistiest dive coaster in the West is now under construction on the Boardwalk, in the same location that Boomerang was once located.

The new coaster, called “HangTime,” will tower 150 feet over the park and features a 96-degree drop (the steepest drop in California). After a near vertical assent, riders will “hang” for nearly 2 seconds facing straight down at the ground until the ride plunges them into a  beyond-vertical drop. Across 2,198 feet of steel track, riders will experience five gravity-defying inversions, a negative-g stall loop, and dive below the pier on two occasions.

Construction for HangTime is located approximately where Boomerang once stood in the Boardwalk section of the park.

“HangTime’s disappearing track creates a memorable illusion of the unknown as riders feel like they are hanging over a cliff, staring at the ground in nervous anticipation,” said Jon Storbeck, vice president and general manager, Knott’s Berry Farm.


Coaster nerds will appreciate that the Gerstlauer built “infinity Coaster” will feature an active illumination package which allows the lighting to chase your ride vehicle.

Construction site for HangTime with surfboards as survey markers.

You won’t need to wait too long to ride. The attraction is under construction now and will be open in less than a year.  And if you don’t want to miss out on riding this new coaster over and over again, 2018 season passes just went on sale yesterday.

If you want the front row experience, watch our FaceBook Live video as Dusty takes us with him from the press event, to the actual construction site and then to the unveiling party!

Here’s a little more Knott’s magic. Our annual Halloween Haunt VIP event is just around the corner. Get a whole evening of food, friendship and front of line access to all the mazes, rides, and even the Elvira show! Just a handful of tickets remain, so snag yours now . . . they’re worth their weight in blood. . .

MiceChat Halloween Haunt at Knott’s Scary Farm – September 30th, 2017

Leave the real world behind and enter a dreamland of spooky fun with fellow MiceChat readers. What happens in the fog . . . stays in the fog.

Your spooktacular MiceChat Haunt package includes:

  • Admission into Knott’s Scary Farm
  • Meet and greet with maze designers
  • Backstage tour of a new maze before the event
  • All you can eat Private Pre-scare Boo-fet dinner
  • Early entry into Haunt
  • Unlimited front of the line access to all mazes!
  • Fastlane front of line for rides!
  • Priority Seating for Ghoultime Theater showing of ELVIRA in her final Knott’s Berry Farm performance.


My thanks to Dsny Debbie, Scott Attula and Brian Pinsky for assisting with this special event. We look forward to returning to bring you opening day coverage of the new attraction.

Dusty, Debbie, Scott, and Brian with the Peanuts gang at Knott’s Berry Farm’s HangTime announcement.

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