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Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm

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Your rating: None Average: 3.6 (64 votes)


The Boardwalk

Roller coaster

Opening Date:
Jun 22, 2002

205 feet

2202 feet

Maximum speed:
82 mph


Accelerator Coaster

Minimum height:
52 inches

The first hydraulically-launched Accelerator Coaster to be built by Swiss firm Intamin, Xcelerator sees riders blasted to a top speed of 82 miles per hour in just 2.3 seconds. Following the initial launch, the train races over a "top hat" element that stands at some 205-feet-tall, before plummeting back towards the ground below. The remainder of the circuit consists simply of two overbanked turns and a braking section.

Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures

We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Xcelerator. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.

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Reviews of Xcelerator:

Great ride!
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Thursday, May 01, 2014 01:37

It may not be the tallest, nor fastest, but Xcelerator delivers high speed over banked turns that really give it an edge on other rides like Stealth in Thorpe Park. Rather than the OTSR's, they have a lap-bar restrain that really gave it an amazing sense of freedom (and danger) that was amazing. It is also wonderfully themed to a 60's dragster that ties together the whole Boardwalk scenario. A superb ride for an under appreciated park.


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