Sean: As we enjoyed the splendid food festival that is Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Farm, we collected a lot of HangTime pictures to bring you the latest update of the new-for-2018 coaster! Let’s take a look…
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Let’s start with the gift shop which will be the ride’s exit. The gift shop just recently went vertical and lots of progress has already been made. The glass front of the store along with the rest of the exterior are currently being addressed.
Though the mural already looked amazing, the park was busy painting during our trip to perfect the mural. I think this is turning out beautiful, and though the ride is crammed in a small space, will really make the Boardwalk feel grander.
Though most of HangTime’s mechanical pieces are all in place an operating, it wasn’t ’til this update that we got the opportunity to take a detailed look at the magnetic brakes that slowly lower the train back down in case the lift stalls.
The light package will create white ‘waves’ throughout the ride’s layout using white lights while no trains run over the track. When a train does run over the track the track will light up orange tracing the train.
What we see here is the entrance to the new coaster, which will feature a Fast Lane entrance along with a regular queue. The entrance passes below the drop and the corkscrew, where a big set of switchbacks is located.
Below the ride the park is busy landscaping. They have already placed quite a bit of palm trees and greenery and are still adding more. There is also a good amount of rocks and pebbles to be found below the ride. I think the ride will look very atmospherically pleasing.
The additional palm trees, rocks and vegetation to be installed below HangTime are located across the street where the track was previously stored.
Let’s take a look at the HangTime construction from the Sky Cabin. Note that the switchbacks have almost all been placed and that the awnings are going up. A majority of the HangTime plot houses the queue for the coaster.
We have more Knott’s Berry Farm articles and updates from this trip, including our Xcelerator & More Update and Boysenberry Festival report! For now check out some of our recent trips around the world and here in California:
- A Look at Shanghai Disneyland
- TRON = Bae
- Fun Spot America
- SeaWorld Orlando
- Busch Gardens Tampa
- HangTime Backstage Report!
- Six Flags Magic Mountain CraZanity Construction Tour
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags Magic Mountain to be Solar Powered
- Electric Eel Construction Update – SeaWorld San Diego