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 Review of Xcelerator @ Knotts Berry Farm
3 Rating Posted by: Yoshirule on 8/11/2007 12:18:00 PM
My first coaster above 200 feet. Actually my first coaster above 150. It was quite a jump, especially because I was still afraid of drops. The only launch I had done before this one was Montezoomas Revenge, which is obviously much slower than this. I was hoping to have the courage to ride Xcelerator, but when I got to Knotts it was seemed closed. At about 11:30 (I dont know for sure I didnt look at the time) I saw it being tested and ran right over to get the first in line. I barely managed to force myself into the front seat (I find the front of coasters the least scary). I was terrified until the train rolled back. I dont know why, but rolling back made me calm down, and before I knew it we were off. Wow! This is an amazing launch! My picture on the launch was just a huge goofy smile ear to ear. Just two seconds later we began going up the top hat and twisting. This part is fun, but does not do much compared to my next and most favorite part- the top hat and drop. I heard there was a lot of airtime over the hill, but I was not prepared for this! My lap bar was quite loose at with at least a half inch of space between me and the bar, and I was out of my seat the whole time at the top. The drop was basically pure free fall, and the gs coming out of the drop are great but not overwhelming. Sadly the last two "overbanks" were not up to the standard of the rest of the ride but they gave me a great time to catch my breath and have some fun just cruising at what I believe I heard to be over 60 miles per hour. The brake run was a little too fast, but I had read about this and braced well while half the others got whiplash! I continued to ride this 3 more times during the day. I rode twice in the back car and once in the middle. The middle is the most boring part for me but still has some good airtime like the rest of the train. The back is amazing. I put my hands up and on the drop I was being PUSHED out of my seat. That 2 seconds is worth the whole long wait. My one big complaint is loading time. This could easily have a 15-20 minute wait but trains were dispatching so slowly it took an extra 15. Tell you the truth, this ride runs faster by running only one train, and the second one just gets the people on the previous one get stuck waiting for the next train to launch for another 2 minutes. Im sorry if I bored you with this review which contains a lot of stuff I did, but it was my first hypercoaster and obviously a very important memory for me.

Review Comments

praxis on 1/21/2008 1:21:55 PM said:
Behemoth seems to be an excellent example of why everyone should avoid the crystal meth :O
ginzo on 1/21/2008 5:43:08 PM said:
I think its some kind of inhalant like glue, gas, or Scotch Guard. Hes probably too poor for meth.
Yoshirule on 5/23/2008 8:09:53 PM said:
I come back months later to check on my comments... and this is what I get! Haha, I should have known.
praxis on 5/24/2008 1:03:20 PM said:
For what its worth, your review was good, and I agree that the Xcelerator is a fun ride.
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