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Boomerang roller coaster closing at Knotts soon

Knott's Berry Farm uses Boomerang often as a background to their logo. Photo licensed to reuse.

Knott's Berry Farm uses Boomerang often as a background to their logo. Photo licensed to reuse.

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Boomerang at Knott’s Berry Farm will be retiring its long service to the park after the 2017 Boysenberry Festival. The space could be used for a new attraction. What will replace Boomerang?

Boomerang is a roller coaster that sits at the Knott’s Berry Farm Boardwalk. It goes a maximum speed of 50 mph, and the ride time is a total time of 1 minute 48 seconds. Boomerang has been operating at Knott’s since 1990 and has been a crowd pleaser throughout its reign, catching the attention of many viewers because of its opened scenery.

Vekoma, the manufacturer of Boomerang, has 45 total “Boomerang”-roller coasters. This ride design is placed in many different parks around the world as it takes up a small amount of space, yet gives the riders a full experience of a roller coaster. Many roller coaster enthusiasts are happy for Boomerang’s closing at Knott’s because of their repetition at numerous parks. Some ideas have been spread about Boomerang being dismantled and moved to a small park owned by the company chain, Cedar Fair. There is a likely chance of this happening since Boomerang has had a consistent operation without any major breakdowns.

What will replace Boomerang is something a lot of people are excited about. Knott’s Berry Farm will be left with seven roller coasters at the end of the season once Boomerang is demolished. There has been a lot of talk throughout the roller coaster community about what will be built on Boomerang’s land. There is a high chance of a new roller coaster being built at Knott’s since the roller coaster addition was Coast Rider in 2013.

The highest of hopes for big Knott’s Berry Farm lovers would be a Rocky Mountain Construction coaster. RMC has made some of the most popular roller coasters of this generation, building wood roller coasters with inversions and almost vertical drops. Cedar Fair has been hiding from RMC’s market while their rival company, Six Flags, has been buying RMC roller coasters for nearly every one of their parks.

Just recently, Cedar Fair started investing in the roller coaster company, and installation of their first RMC is being completed in Ohio. The thought of Knott’s Berry Farm owning a RMC would be fantastic, but because of Boomerang’s small area of land, these chances are not too likely. Another possibility could be a Premier Rides Skyrocket II, which is very popular in today’s roller coaster market. This rollercoaster would be a nice fit for Knott’s Berry Farm and could easily fit into Boomerang’s place, but the only problem would be the design’s capacity, which only fits 18 riders per train and only holds one train on the track.

Boomerang’s last day will be on April 23, so make sure you get your final ride on the iconic roller coaster before it is gone forever.

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  1. Alex on April 28th, 2017 8:42 am

    I don’t thing that we will see a Premier Rides Skyrocket II at Knott’s mainly because Sea World will be installing a skyrocket named Electric Eel in the next year. Knott’s does also have all the room where Hammerhead was located and also consider some crossing over walkways and you can have a decent sized compact ride. (even more so If it is something featuring a custom layout)

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