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This summer Knott’s Berry Farm welcomes HangTime, the first and only dive coaster in California. The brand new coaster towers 150 feet over the Boardwalk area of California’s favorite theme park, showcasing gravity defying inversions, mid-air suspensions and a beyond vertical drop – the steepest in California. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the HangTime grand opening celebration at Knott’s with family and friends.
HangTime takes riders up 150 feet, through 5 inversions, running at speeds of up to 57 mph. It’s a exhilarating ride that’s sure to thrill both children and adults. My son and his friend were some of the first people to get in line to ride the coaster. In fact, they there were #16 and #17! The normal wait time to get on the coaster is approximately an hour.
Knott’s pulled out all the stops for the premier of HangTime. They were gracious in their hospitality with festive food and drink stations around the Boardwalk and provided live hulla hoop demonstrations for visitors.
My friends and I enjoyed eating summer time classics like hotdogs and french fries at Johnny Rockets, while watching the beautiful fountain in Charleston Circle radiate across the night sky.
Throughout the evening, we sipped on the new HangTime milkshake made with blue soft serve ice cream and a sugar cookie, now available at Coasters Diner, and savored on a few of the delicious beach cupcakes with little surfboards on them. Aren’t they cute?!!
Knott’s Berry Farm HangTime
After finishing dinner and listening to the surf band, Ride the Tide, play a few numbers, it was time to get the real party started! First, came a preview of the new Knott’s summer show to be featured at the Charles M. Schulz theater, Beach Blanket Beagle. Of course, Snoopy was front and center! Next, Knott’s Vice President and General Manager Jon Storbeck offered some opening remarks thanking everyone involved in the production of HangTime and sharing about Knott’s upcoming summer time offerings.
Immediately following his remarks, Knott’s lit up the night sky with a colorful array of fireworks. HangTime officially took off down the aqua colored tracks with accents of additional lighting programmed for the new roller coaster. Every few minutes, as the track changed color, the audience lit up with excitement. There was a a sense of awe and wonder amongst the crowd. By far, this is one of the best productions I have ever seen at Knott’s.
Knott’s HangTime Giveaway
Now it’s your turn! Here’s your chance to visit Knott’s Berry Farm and ride HangTime for yourself!
Enter to win our Knott’s Berry Farm HangTime Giveaway which includes the following:
- 4 – General Admission Tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm (value: $79 each)
- 4 – Single Day Fast Lane Wristbands (value: $75 each)
- 4 – All Day Dining Wristbands (value $31.99 each)
- 1 – Parking Pass (value: $18)
Rules: Must be 18 or older to enter. US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. One winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim the prize or a new winner will be chosen via RaffleCopter. The prize package valued at $762.00 will be fufilled by the sponsor and valid through September 3, 2018.
Knott’s Berry Farm Discount Tickets
Are you looking to purchase discount tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm? My best suggestion is to purchase a Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass. This way you can visit the theme park year round without any black out dates. Another choice is to purchase single day discount tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm on Goldstar.com for only $42.00 per person!
Knott’s Berry Farm is located at 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620.
Happy Field Tripping!