HangTime, California’s First Dive Coaster, Opens at Knott’s Berry Farm

Sean: This is a good year for the Californian Cedar Fair parks! Both Knott’s Berry Farm and California’s Great America are opening world-class coasters this year. HangTime is a Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster and opened at Knott’s Berry Farm this week as California’s first Dive Coaster! This is the park’s biggest coaster addition in the 14 years, and of course that was reason for a party! Continue reading “HangTime, California’s First Dive Coaster, Opens at Knott’s Berry Farm”

Backyard Bands and BBQ at California’s Great America

Byron: We were invited by California’s Great America to come experience the all-new Backyard Bands and BBQ event this past weekend, and it was an absolute delight. From delicious food to live music,  the event provides a unique and relaxing atmosphere that we hope to see return in the future. Below we’ll detail what specifically we liked about it and how it fits into the new identity this park is creating for itself. Continue reading “Backyard Bands and BBQ at California’s Great America”

California’s Great America – Opening Day Report 2018

Byron:  California’s Great America opened for the 2018 season this past weekend, and of course, we were in attendance for opening day. It was a pleasure to be back at the park and take an extended look at this changing and growing park. Below we’ll discuss how the rides are running, general park improvements, and of course the phenomenal progress of Railblazer. Continue reading “California’s Great America – Opening Day Report 2018”

HangTime Backstage Tour at Knott’s Berry Farm – March 2018

McLaren: Today we had the opportunity to take an even closer look at HangTime’s progress as we inch closer to its opening date. Recently, the last piece of track was put into place, which is totally exciting for most of us, but it is only the beginning as we continue in the process of testing, working out bugs in the system, and adding tedious, yet essential details. While we are still unaware of when exactly the ride will welcome the general public, we were able to have a clearer vision of what this ride has to offer come early this summer. Continue reading “HangTime Backstage Tour at Knott’s Berry Farm – March 2018”

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Returns March 16th With a New Lineup of Everything Boysenberry

The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is our annual food-inspired event that celebrates the park’s historic roots by highlighting the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry. This year’s festival will feature over 75 new and returning boysenberry-inspired creations crafted by the Knott’s culinary team. Continue reading “Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Returns March 16th With a New Lineup of Everything Boysenberry”

Knott’s Berry Farm + HangTime Update – January 10th 2018

Sean: It’s the time of year for massive amounts of updates, so here’s one of four we’re providing this week: Knott’s Berry Farm and HANGTIME! Before we get to HangTime, we’ll take a look around the park on this slow Wednesday morning and we’ll discuss some of the important changes taking place as the park moves forward in the never ending process to maintain the park.  Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm + HangTime Update – January 10th 2018”

The California Top 10 of 2017!

Sean + Alexander: Annually we have released a full California Top 50, but we decided to take it down a notch and really focus on what the top 10 best coasters in the state are, and why we think so. This year brought us Patriot, the state’s only major new coaster experience of the year, but every year again we completely find a new ranking appropriate. So sit back, and enjoy our end-of-the-year coverage finishing with The California Top 10 of 2017! Continue reading “The California Top 10 of 2017!”

WinterFest at California’s Great America – 2017!

Sean: WinterFest has returned for a second year and has proven to be fair competition with the rest of the state’s major Holiday events, managing to offer a unique experience while limiting guests to just three of the park’s major coasters. The event offers quality entertainment, awesome lights all around the event, and unique attractions such as ice skating, character meet ‘n greets and faux snow of course! McLaren and I hit up the event, and would love to show off what the event has to offer! Oh and there’s a little RailBlazer construction for you all.  Continue reading “WinterFest at California’s Great America – 2017!”

HangTime at Knott’s Berry Farm Update – December 1st 2017

Sean: Knott’s Berry Farm is a few weeks into Merry Farm now and after the recent Thanksgiving period construction of HangTime has resumed to move along rapidly. In this update we’ll take a look at the newly added track and supports, as well as what’s stored on the parking lot across from the park and some quick notes from around the park! Continue reading “HangTime at Knott’s Berry Farm Update – December 1st 2017”