'Pony Express' coaster to debut at Knott's Memorial Day 2008
Written by Robert Niles
Well, now we know what all that construction in Ghost Town was for. Knott's Berry Farm confirmed today that it will debut a horse-ride-themed roller coaster, Pony Express, on Memorial Day weekend next spring.Tweet
The Zamperla design places riders on one of 16 "horses," which launch from zero to 38 mph in three seconds. The old west-themed coaster will take riders through a series of banked turns and hills over a 1,300-foot track.
Since you're riding a horse, don't expect inversions and other high-tech elements. But the theming on this one seems strong and it certainly sounds like a unique experience, one that should fit in well in this part of Knott's.
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