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It’s been a decade since Knott’s built a major coaster. Will HangTime be worth the wait?

It’s been a decade since Knott’s built a major coaster. Will HangTime be worth the wait?

A new roller coaster that briefly leaves riders hanging 150 feet above the ground will pack a lot of thrills into a small space when it debuts next summer at Knott’s Berry Farm.

The HangTime dive coaster coming to Knott’s will feature a vertical lift hill, a beyond-vertical first drop and five inversions.

Coaster enthusiasts have been waiting more than a decade for a major new coaster at Knott’s. HangTime looks like the answer to those thrill-ride prayers. Blueprints for the new German-made Gerstlauer Infinity coaster depict an impressive and intense twisting steel coaster built on a compact footprint in the Boardwalk area of the Buena Park theme park.

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