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Pony Express reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Pony Express, a roller coaster at Knott's Berry Farm. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)

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Posted: November 6, 2007

"Pony Express" is a Zamperla design that places riders on one of 16 "horses," which launch from zero to 38 mph in three seconds. The Pony Express-themed ride takes riders through a series of banked turns and hills over a 1,300-foot track.

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24 votes, so far

Yeah, it was short, but it was fun! The feeling of being on a horse was different and exciting but at the same time I felt secure. I thought the launch had a good amount of force and the hills (even though they hardly count as hills) were enjoyable. Even though it was very brief, so was the line. In the end the ratio of riding to waiting was probably the same as any other coaster in the park. (7.5/10) - Lexi R

Nice concept. Lame implementation - Denis Del Bianco

Fun, too short though, needs more track. - N O

This ride is way too short. The effect is nice, but I will pass on this ride in future trips unless the wait is 10min or less. - M. Ryan Traylor

If there's such a thing as a Junior Launch Coaster, this would be it. It's a short ride, but a good one for coaster novices who want to move up and try a launch coaster for the first time. Give them a 20-minute wait, but don't wait much longer than 10 minutes if you're a coaster veteran. The unusual straddle-the-horse "seating" on the coaster makes it worth a try. - Robert Niles

the launch is alright but i think its a waste of metal. it hurts ny crotch and the lines are ridiculous. not a fan of this ride. - isaiah mercado

I luv the theming & the curves but as others say, it is WAYYYYY too short. Slow load times but that's uncomparable to the shortness of the ride. Just a short figure 8 pattern & that's it. - Adrienne McDonald

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