UPDATE September 2 - There has been a further update from Screamscape that we could see Xcelerator reopening at Knott's Berry Farm earlier than we initially expected. Apparently the needed parts that have been on order have finally arrived and work on Xcelerator has began this week. Now, this hasn't been officially confirmed but it certainly gives us hope that Cedar Fair are working on getting this popular roller coaster back up and running as soon as possible.
We were expecting Xcelerator to hopefully reopen at some point in 2023 but with news that work has already started we could see Xcelerator reopening earlier rather than later in 2023. We will keep you updated on further rumors and announcements on our news and Facebook page.
August 19 - Fair appears to be rethinking their strategy for the popular Intamin Launch Coaster. Screamscape has reported this week that Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm is rumored to be reopening in 2023. We also reported another rumor recently that its sister ride, Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point will also reopen.
These rumors have certainly surprised fans of both Xcelerator at Knott's Berry Farm and Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point. We now await official confirmation from Cedar Fair as to the fate of these coasters.
Xcelerator has been closed at Knott's Berry Farm since March 2022 due to unknown mechanical issues having already had downtime in January for repainting. Since Xcelerator's opening in 2002, it has been plagued with issues and when it closed in March, many thought this was the end for the launch coaster. However, this rumor has now given us renewed hope for a reopening.
Will we once again be able to take to the skies on these exhilarating launch coasters? We will keep you posted on our news and Facebook pages. Would you like to see Xcelerator reopen at Knott's Berry Farm? Let us know your thoughts by voting in our poll below and leaving us a comment below.