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Top 10 Fastest Rides & Roller Coasters at Knott’s Berry Farm

November 18, 2019

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find us @TPMvideos. Over in Buena Park, California sits Knott’s
Berry Farm which just happens to be California’s first theme park. Back in the early 1940’s way before Disneyland
was built, Walter Knott decided to build an old western Ghost Town. This was to keep eggar visitors occupied while
they waited for the family’s famous chicken dinners. Over time, Ghost Town expanded and eventually
popular rides like the Calico Mine Ride and the Timber Mountain Log Ride were added. These rides have become Knott’s Berry Farm
classics along with the other offerings of Ghost Town. Its a true theme park experience- Oh that makes more sense! -and even though thrill wasn’t the major
focus in the beginning, more and more thrill rides have been added to the 57 acre park. This has been especially true since Cedar
Fair purchased Knott’s Berry Farm in 1997. Today the park is home to some pretty fast
rides but which one is actually the fastest? Well get ready to find out! So today in order of speed, we’re gonna
be counting down the Top 10 Fastest Thrill Rides and Roller Coasters at Knott’s Berry
Farm. Number 10
We’re gonna start the list off in Fiesta Village where this Mayan Temple acts as the
centre piece of Jaguar. The ride opened on June 17th, 1995 and your
ride experience begins as you enter the temple and find yourself in this indoor queue. For an exposed steel coaster, the queue is
quite detailed which includes Mayan sculptures and paintings on the walls. Then once you board your train, you’ll soon
find yourself heading up one of two lift hills traveling along the 2600 feet of coaster track. With a series of turns, small bunny hills,
many straight sections and an interactive element through the loop of Montezooma’s
Revenge, Jaguar creates a thrilling experience that’s not too intense. Its a really fun coaster for the entire two
minute ride! With drops of just 45 feet, Jaguar has a top
speed of only 30 miles or 48 km an hour, so its the perfect family style coaster to get
riders ready for more thrilling coasters at the park. Number 9
Next we’ll make our way into Camp Snoopy where you can find Sierra Sidewinder. This roller coaster manufactured by Mack Rides
opened on May 26th 2007, and what really makes it unique are the ride vehicles. As you ascend up the 62 foot lift tall hill
and drop only 39 feet, you’ll soar across the coaster track dipping, diving and turning
as you reach a top speed of 37miles or 59.5km per hour. So whats so special about these ride vehicles? Well they are constantly spinning. This was the first model of this coaster that
used free spinning vehicles and not a motor, so the amount of spinning will always depend
on factors like the weight in the vehicle. It definitely adds to the thrill but you may
wanna pass on this one if you aren’t as fan of spinning rides; it can be a little
much at times. Sierra SideWinder might be in the kids section
of the park, but don’t mistake this ride for a kiddie coaster because its much more
intense than it looks. Number 8
At the back of the park you’ll find the boardwalk and it’s home to the next ride
on the list. Coast Rider which is also manufactured by
Mack Rides opened on May 25th, 2013 replacing Perilous Plunge. Coast Rider is your typical wild mouse model
roller coaster which can be found in many other amusement parks across the world. After your train ascends up the 52 foot lift
hill, you’ll drop 50 feet reaching top speeds of 37 miles or 59.5km an hour. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself
passing through many sharp turns, more drops and even more twists and turns. With these wild mouse coasters they do give
you the feeling that you’re gonna fall off the edge as you approach each turn which does
add to the overall thrill. The entire ride lasts 1 minute and 50 seconds
and since it isn’t too intense and is definitely on the milder side, Coast Rider is another
great family coaster option at Knott’s Berry Farm. Number 7
Next we’ll head off into Ghost Town to check out Pony Express. This launch coaster manufactured by the Italian
company Zamperla opened on May 22, 2008 and is named after the historic Pony Express mail
service. Now launch coasters have been around for a
couple decades, but what really makes this launch coaster unique are the seat restraints. Pony Express is a motorbike style coaster
where you straddle the seats like you would a bike or in this case a pony or horse. Pony Express was one of the first motorbike
coasters to be built in the United States and it takes you from 0 to 38 miles or 61km
in a matter of 3 seconds. The one downfall is the short ride time of
only about 40 seconds but its still an extremely smooth coaster that definitely gives you a
dose of thrill and is a lot of fun! Number 6
Soaring 312 feet over the park its hard to miss Supreme Scream. Located in the Boardwalk, this free fall ride
opened on July 3, 1998 as the world’s tallest vertical drop ride. Unfortunately It was not able to hold the
record for too long, but today it’s still the tallest structure at Knotts Berry Farm. Once you’re secured in your seat, get ready
for the anticipation to build as you’re lifted 30 stories above the ground. After briefly stopping at the top which in
the moment feels like forever, you’ll then find yourself traveling faster than free-fall
speeds. In a mere 3 seconds, you’re dropped to the
bottom reaching a top speed of 50 miles or 80.5km per hour. Supreme Scream has a ride time of only 45
seconds but its more than enough time to get your adrenaline pumping and make you scream. Number 5
Back in Fiesta Village, you’ll find Montezooma’s Revenge which just happens to be the oldest
ride on the list. Montezooma’s Revenge opened on May 21st
1978 and was the 2nd roller coaster built at Knott’s Berry Farm. Now make sure to keep your head back, because
before you know it you’re launched from 0 to 55 miles or 88.5km per hour in a matter
of 3 seconds. You travel right into a vertical loop, make
your way up the 148 foot tower, then immediately travel backwards through the entire circuit
passing through the load station. This shuttle loop coaster was only one of
12 manufactured. To this day, its the oldest shuttle loop coaster
still in operation in its original park and out of the 6 coasters still operating, it’s
the only one in the United States. Montezooma’s Revenge is another short coaster
with a ride time of only 35 seconds, but with its launch, vertical loop and backwards motion
it never fails to thrill! Number 4
Making our way back to Ghost Town, we’ll find Silver Bullet, the B&M Inverted coaster. Silver Bullet opened on December 7th 2004
and is one of the first things you see before you even enter the park. Themed to the old west, Silver Bullet takes
you through 3125 feet of coaster track and the experience is nothing short of exhilarating. As you make your way up the 146 foot lift
hill with your feet dangling below, you’ll get a great birds eye view of Fiesta Village,
then find yourself heading down the 109 foot drop reaching a top speed of 55miles or 88.5
km per hour. You’ll fly across the track going through
a total of 6 inversions. This includes a vertical loop, a cobra roll,
a zero g roll, and two corkscrews. Now Silver Bullet is a pretty smooth coaster
and not only does it offer some scenic views of the park during the 2 minute and 10 second
ride, it also has the most inversions on any coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm. So, if you’re looking for the ultimate thrill
that will bring you upside down, look no further than Silver Bullet! Number 3
Staying in Ghost Town, we’ll head over to the other end of the land where GhostRider
sends you speeding through 4500 feet of lumber. Considered to be one of the best wooden coasters
in the world, Ghost Rider opened on December 8th 1998 and its beautifully designed. Each click up the 118 foot lift hill leads
to a plunge down a 108 foot drop where you reach a top speed of 56 miles or 90 km an
hour. With a total of 14 hills, you’ll get tons
of airtime as you fly across the coaster track of this double out and back design. With a ride time of 2 minutes and 40s seconds,
you won’t be disappointed with this wooden coaster experience. In Sept of 2015, Ghost Rider was closed to
replace the track and add new trains, and when it reopened in June of 2016 it was as
smooth as it was on opening day in 1998. With this recent refurbishment, GhostRider
is a really enjoyable wooden coaster and it’s sure to satisfy any thrill seeker! Number 2
Next we’ll head into the Boardwalk to take a look at the newest ride on the list. Holding the title as the first dive coaster
in California, Hang Time opened on May 18th, 2018 replacing Boomerang. Towering 150 feet over the park, your train
will make its way up the 90 degree lift hill. Before you head down the drop, your train
comes to halt and hangs off the edge before it traveling down at 96 degree angle; this
might just be one of the best parts of the ride. Reaching top speeds of 57 miles or 92 km an
hour, HangTime makes you feel like you’re riding the ocean waves, and features a total
of 5 inversions including a corkscrew and a cobra roll. The now defunct Boomerang also had a cobra
roll so this inversion on HangTime does act as a little tribute to past wether it was
intentional or not. For the entire 2 minute and 10 second experience,
you’re guaranteed a smooth and exhilarating as each trains maneuvers the twists and turns
of the turquoise track. If you want the ultimate thrilling experience,
be sure to sit in the front row as it really heightens every element on HangTime. Number 1- Xcelerator 82mph
Now its time to speed across the Boardwalk where we’ll find the fastest ride at Knott’s
Berry Farm. Xcelerator opened on June 22, 2002 and compared
to the other rides on the list, this one is incredibly fast. Once you board your 57 Chevy, make sure you
really keep your head back because within 2.3 seconds, you’re launched at 82 miles
or 132 km an hour. It’s just enough acceleration to travel
up the 205 foot top hat element. Once you come straight down, you’ll go around
two over banked turns before the ride quickly comes to an end. Now this coaster looks fast but you really
don’t realize the magnitude of it’s speed until you’re actually on the ride. Xcelerator was manufactured by Intamin and
was the company’s first hydraulic launch coaster installed. The entire ride only lasts about 40 seconds,
but from beginning to end, its nothing short of an intense thrilling experience. You’ll definitely feel the wind in your
hair on this one. So if you’re looking for the ultimate thrill
at Knotts Berry Farm then look no further than Xcelerator. So whats your favourite ride at Knott’s
Berry Farm, either from this list or maybe one I didn’t mention. I’d love to know! Leave a comment down below to start a conversion
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  • Reply Kelly Alto August 21, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    The xcelerator made me scream the loudest I have ever screamed before, my jaw was basically on the ground

  • Reply The Wolf star August 22, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Bro I have been on the xalerater and it is FAST

  • Reply CoasterMadness August 24, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I love silver bullet

  • Reply Sawyer Miller August 24, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    My favorite ride is Ghost Rider even tho my mouth was dry when I got off. LOL!

  • Reply Nairobi Escarumza August 24, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    My favorite ride from Knott's Berry Farm is Coast Rider and Knotts Berry Farm is my favorite place ever

  • Reply Enyuogo August 24, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Lol I think Universal copied Knotts Berry for Hagrids like if you get it

  • Reply Lancer2004 August 25, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Silver bullet opened exactly one day before i was born XD

  • Reply Nevaeh Piña August 25, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    My fav is log ride

  • Reply Willa Mina August 25, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Why is silver bullet so satisfying to watch lmao

  • Reply Oresti Vodica August 26, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Is this park abonded

  • Reply Kloe August 26, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I just went today and went on all of these. So much fun!👌

  • Reply Jonathan Cruz August 27, 2019 at 4:55 am

    Love all these rides

  • Reply Elijah Florence August 27, 2019 at 2:38 pm


  • Reply sugarMelon August 29, 2019 at 4:00 am

    I rode the Sierra Sidewinder at only 7 years old. How in the world did I handle that?
    EDIT: Same for coast rider!

  • Reply Chatz wit us August 29, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    I’m going here in October and I’m so excited!! We’re making our way through quite a few theme parks and this is definitely one of the most exciting ones for me!

  • Reply breadwinner57/bread animations of the july 2019 August 29, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Fun fact:xcelarator replaced windjammer surf racers

  • Reply GOLDEN August 30, 2019 at 9:18 am

    The baby rides

  • Reply I have to wait 90 days To change my name August 31, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Is it just me or did they change the ♥️ emoji

  • Reply Gravity Massive September 1, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    My favorite ride is the bus to Disneyland

  • Reply Trevor McPhillips September 2, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    If you press 6, you will find Ilver Bullet.

  • Reply Invasion OF Privacy September 2, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    7:35 stubbed my little toe

  • Reply Baby C September 3, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    All aboard the “YASSS” train!😃I love fast roller coasters with big drops

  • Reply Aidan Invasion September 4, 2019 at 2:32 am


  • Reply Carlitos Salcedo September 4, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Leave a like if knotts berry farm isn’t enough and you been on six flags rides. I have the rollercoasters at six flags are so fun

  • Reply Alexia September 4, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Ive been on the number 1 boy is it fast

  • Reply hookster999 September 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Favorite ride is Ghostrider – then Xelorator – then Hangtime

  • Reply DEADLINE Boy September 7, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Jaguar I went on the frist

  • Reply Sadie Layer September 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    I’ve been to knots berry farm and it’s fun my favorite was supreme scream them goast rider and then coast rider but I loved them all

  • Reply Star Butterfly September 7, 2019 at 9:16 pm


  • Reply Random guy 27 September 7, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I go to knotts berry farm everyday 😂 also today I went there today LOL

  • Reply Talking Hand September 8, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I haven't been there

  • Reply Sawyer Miller September 10, 2019 at 1:23 am

    My favorite ride is Ghost Rider.

  • Reply Luke Hasemeyer September 10, 2019 at 4:09 am


  • Reply Spinel Rejuvenated September 10, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    I Live Right In Buena Park And Knotts Is About A 5 minute Walk Away. I Have A Gold Pass So I Walk There Regularly

  • Reply Lea Constantinou September 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    @ 2:40 Long islands Adventureland turbulence who?😂😂. But like really like same ride here

  • Reply MARCO'S GAMES-ROBLOX CHANNEL September 12, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Love t

  • Reply Alex Asay September 14, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    thank goodness they get rid of the boomerang clone

  • Reply Monu Purohit September 15, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Ghost rider

  • Reply William Beast September 15, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I went once and my favourite ride was Ghost rider😃 you wouldn’t believe how fast the Xcelarator can go aswell🤢

  • Reply mikayla amira September 15, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    I went on most thrill rides except accelarator

  • Reply PineappleTurddle September 15, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Top 10 Six Flags Magic Mountain Roller Coasters

  • Reply aidan crist September 16, 2019 at 6:53 am

    ghost rider

  • Reply k e n n e d y September 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    pony express hurt my peepee

  • Reply Katherine September 20, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Ghost Rider 😳
    Went on it when I was 6 or 7 and 🙎🏻‍♀️ that’s how I got my fear of heights I was lied to saying it a was a small ride 🦑

  • Reply TheLightLordRanger September 20, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Rides I did ride: Hangtime, Xcelerator, Sierra sidewinder, montezooma's revenge, supreme scream, Ghost rider, Jaguar, Silver Bullet, and Coastrider

    Rides I didn't ride: The other rides.

  • Reply Jordan Vanhook September 21, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Going their tomorrow

  • Reply Sumaya Nur September 22, 2019 at 6:11 am

    My favorite ride there is aczerattor

  • Reply Aubrey Gingrich September 22, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    i feel like the wooden one is exactly like El Toro

  • Reply Sixto Cortes Castaneda September 26, 2019 at 1:04 am


    Even though ut nosedives at a 90 degree angle on the first drop, HangTime is not a dive coaster. Those are manufactured by Bolliger and Mabillard. That is actually a Gerstlauer infinity coaster, a variation on their EuroFighter model

  • Reply coaster time September 27, 2019 at 2:08 am

    My favorite roller coaster at Knottsberry farm is hands-down Excelerator in the front row

  • Reply Jorge Avendano September 27, 2019 at 2:50 am

    I was going to SIXFLAGS but i guess we changed plans… Hope its good as it sounds in the video ama be disapointed….

  • Reply Hannah Yee Yee September 28, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Silver bullet all the way

  • Reply Lil Ekri September 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    I don’t have a favorite ride I’ve never been to knott’s berry farm lol

  • Reply Aaralyn Rafii October 5, 2019 at 8:49 pm


  • Reply Shar'Ell Davis October 6, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Knotts was my first theme park 💯❤️ it always will have a place in my thrill ride heart lol

  • Reply Karni N October 6, 2019 at 8:01 am

    What country is this?

  • Reply Emily_WasHere2 :3 October 7, 2019 at 3:46 am

    I had went on silver bullet yesterday(my first upside down ride) and my picture looked like I was super angry 😂

  • Reply M Monreal October 7, 2019 at 2:58 pm


  • Reply monisiere92 October 8, 2019 at 11:43 am

    six flags king the call

  • Reply Steven Souza October 9, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    My favorite one IS the sidewinder

  • Reply wafflegamer 251 October 11, 2019 at 6:45 am

    The pony express scared the feck out of me when I was little. There was so much build up to it and it really wasn’t that bad.

  • Reply Mike Fraide October 11, 2019 at 7:38 pm


  • Reply GoPro daily October 12, 2019 at 11:43 am

    My favorite ride is ghostrider and xilrator

  • Reply Alissa Ravelo October 14, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Hangtime is my fav ride at Knott's Berry farm

  • Reply Lucid NateYT October 14, 2019 at 10:21 pm


  • Reply powerpepper26 October 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Spoiler maybe:v

    I knew the xcelerator would be the fastest

  • Reply Carlo Basile October 18, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I want to visit Knott’s Berry Farm so bad!

  • Reply Audrey Alvarez October 20, 2019 at 12:26 am

    For that ride I had to wait 2 hours and it was two minutes

  • Reply I_Be_Banks October 20, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    My 6th grade field trip is knotts Berry farm

  • Reply Dante Casarin October 21, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Gets universal studios ad

  • Reply House Music October 21, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    We are from Canada and went here in the summer of 2018 alongside Disney and Six Flags. All the parks there are great including Knotts!

  • Reply Parkerscool Channel October 23, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Um… the hang time

  • Reply Mike Bros October 24, 2019 at 2:17 am

    When's the next video on top 10 fastest rides gonna be?

  • Reply Billy Bob Joe October 25, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Favorite ride: Xcelerator all the way!

  • Reply KJ7 October 26, 2019 at 1:55 am

    "Dinosaur ride…..!"

  • Reply Leah Norton October 26, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I went on 10/25/19 and my fav ride was silver bullet although I was so scared to go on it I finally decided to go on it and it was the best experience there and it was our last ride there😄

  • Reply Twaney Dillard October 28, 2019 at 4:03 am

    All the pic rides I've been on

  • Reply Mix The Take October 28, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Ghost Rider so far since I haven't been on Excalator or Hang Time yet

  • Reply Little Elena October 29, 2019 at 12:18 am

    I don’t even have a Knott’s Berry Farm near me, I just watch this because you just make me smile listening to your voice. Thank you for making theme parks nowhere near me fun anyway 🤣—

  • Reply Aaron Hoogenraad October 30, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Ghost rider

  • Reply Devin Barnes November 1, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I just went to Knott‘s Berry Farm yesterday

  • Reply Colten Burleson November 2, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Ghost rider

  • Reply Clayton Cruise November 2, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Silver bulet "smooth ride"

  • Reply Ally_ Does_memez November 3, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    I remember how we went to Kotts for a school field trip,it was amazing,my favorite part of the day is when me and my friends went on cost rider and one of my friends was being stupid and starts putting his phone in his back as soon as the ride started to move,and on the first sharp turn,his backpack fell of the ride and the the railroad tracks,and him screaming “MAN DOWN MAN DOWN”.That was probably the most funniest day of my life😂😂😅

  • Reply Xx taylor_ thesailorxX November 3, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    I thought you said that you talk all things disney

  • Reply H I November 4, 2019 at 5:42 am

    More like top 10 rides I should avoid since I have a deathly fear of rollercoasters that go above 50 miles

  • Reply Kxng. Johann November 4, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    My favorite us Ghost rider and Silver bullet

  • Reply my demons November 5, 2019 at 3:16 am

    This is new surfs up opened during summer 2019 I think

  • Reply Darlene Sanchez ocean light fan November 5, 2019 at 3:59 am

    My moms gonna force me to get in all the rides in knotts berry farm😱😱😱😱

  • Reply Small Scientist Big Dreams November 7, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Ghost Rider my fave

  • Reply Darren Geare November 7, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I love knott’s it’s my fav place IN THE WORLD and u get extra extra extra credit because you added all my favorite rides at knott’s
    My favorite one there is Montezooma’s Revenge !!!!

  • Reply Krista's Krazy Korner November 9, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Yup, Jaguar is the slowest of the fast rides lmao!

  • Reply SCYTHE November 11, 2019 at 4:47 am

    supreme scream

  • Reply Heddwyn Perez November 11, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Tea cup

  • Reply Revizionn YT November 12, 2019 at 3:20 am

    I rode the seira sidewinder for the first time when I was five it was horrible I far an headache

  • Reply richard foster November 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Iog raed

  • Reply Alan Gonzalez November 15, 2019 at 1:33 am

    I got on hangtime thinking it was the slowest 😂😂

  • Reply Jeffrey Verspaget November 16, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    I love all the roller coaster riders iin knots berry farm but my favorite is the silver bullet a very good coaster and knots berry farm is my favorite fun park oky I love Disney and de efteling in the Netherlands is real one of the most special fun park in the world so on believable you most it see and feel the magic in this park oooo and I love California gr Jeffrey 🍀🌞☕😘🌴.

  • Reply CrazyWharf625 November 17, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    What music is playing during the Montezooma’s Revenge section

  • Reply CreeperSquad November 18, 2019 at 12:48 am

    I wouldn't be too surprised if they put the cobra roll on hangtime to remember boomerang with–its located in the exact same place down to the millimeter

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