Family coaster
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Photos: A trio of family rides coming to Knott’s in 2013

Family coaster
The Coast Rider wild mouse coaster coming to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2013 is similar to off-the-shelf rides found at many smaller amusement parks.  (Mack Rides)
Wild mouse
The 52-foot-tall Coast Rider wild mouse coaster coming to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2013 will traverse a 1,339-foot-long serpentine track. (Shown: Technic coaster at Legoland Florida)  (Legoland)
Switchback turns
The Coast Rider wild mouse coaster coming to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2013 will feature a series of switchbacks.  (Mack Rides)
Technic coaster
Similar wild mouse coasters built by Germany’s Mack Rides can be found at Legoland theme parks around the world, including the Technic coasters at the Legoland locations in California and Florida.  (Legoland)
Flying scooter
The Surfside Glider coming to Knott’s Berry Farm in 2013 is a flying scooter ride with a vehicle suspended from a cable that riders control with a rudder. (Shown: Dragon Flyer at Castle Park)  (Castle Park)
Custom paint job
Built by Texas-based Larson International, the flying scooters often feature hot rod-style paint jobs that evoke soaring animals or aircraft. (Shown: Screamin’ Eagles at New York’s Great Escape)  (Six Flags)
Scrambler
The 1989 Scrambler, built by Illinois-based Eli Bridge Co., has been relocated and renamed a number of times at Knott’s Berry Farm, operating as Whirlpool, Headspin and Wilderness Scrambler over the years. (Shown: Scrambler at Kings Island)  (Kings Island)
Classic carnival ride
The Pacific Scrambler is a classic spinning carnival ride that has become a mainstay at Knott’s sister parks, including Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio and Pennsylvania’s Dorney Park. (Shown: Scrambler at Kings Island)  (Kings Island)
Perilous Plunge
The trio of family rides planned for next summer at Knott’s Berry Farm replace Perilous Plunge, which debuted in 2000 as the tallest and steepest water ride in the world.  (Knott’s)
Concept art
An artist rendering of the three family rides planned for 2013 in the Boardwalk area of Knott’s Berry Farm.  (Knott’s)
Under the lights
Lighting packages on several of the rides in the new Boardwalk area of Knott’s Berry Farm will add a dose of kinetic energy at night. (Knott’s)
Aerial view
An overview of the revitalized Boardwalk section of Knott’s Berry Farm featuring three new rides: Coast Rider wild mouse coaster, Surfside Gliders flying scooters and Pacific Scrambler spinning ride. (Knott’s)
Entry arch
Under an entry arch reminiscent of the Santa Monica Pier, a new wood-plank boardwalk leads to two rides flanked by shallow pools of deep blue water that give the allusion of a seaside amusement pier. (Knott’s)
First ride
The Coast Rider wild mouse coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm is the perfect first coaster for young riders with a few modest bunny hops and a series of lazy switchbacks. (Knott’s)
On the edge
Riders take a spin on the Coast Rider wild mouse coaster in the new Boardwalk area of Knott’s Berry Farm. (Knott’s)
Flying scooters
Flying scooters like the Surfside Gliders at Knott’s Berry Farm are making a comeback at theme parks across the country as the original “interactive” attraction. (Knott’s)
Pacific Scrambler
The Knott’s scrambler has had no fewer than four names throughout its lifetime - repeatedly retired over the past couple decades only to be brought out of mothballs to compliment some new project. (Knott’s)
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