BUENA PARK, Calif., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Now through September 5, Knott's Berry Farm's Ghost Town is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the new interactive entertainment experience, Ghost Town Alive!, where guests play a role in new stories and adventures unfolding daily in the old west town of Calico. Plus, for the first time ever, the doors to the legendary shops and buildings around Ghost Town are opening to allow guests to explore locations like the Sheriff's Office and Barbershop.
On June 11th, the new GhostRider will open with new coaster trains galloping over 4,500 feet of new track. Since 1998, GhostRider has been giving white-knuckle rides to even the toughest cowpokes. It looms over Ghost Town as the tallest, fastest and longest wooden roller coaster on the West Coast. On June 11, it's set to reopen following a massive nine month restoration project that has preserved this classic American wooden rollercoaster.
All 4,533 feet of track have been replaced and many of the curves and banks re-profiled to deliver a pulse pounding ride across the western sky. When riders accelerate down the first 108 foot drop in one of three all new "ore car" coaster trains and hit speeds of over 55 miles per hour, they'll understand why the west just got a whole lot wilder!
Also opening June 11 is an incredible line up of all new summer entertainment, including the explosive new Wild West Stunt Show, the high kickin' new Calico Saloon Show, and the wild and wonderful Circus of Wonders on the Calico Mine Stage. (Circus of Wonders opens in mid-June.)
Just outside the park, the historic Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant has reopened following an extensive restoration. But despite updates to the building's look and dining room decor, the time-honored classic dishes and home style cooking remains unchanged.
In 1941, Walter Knott set out to build a small diversion for hungry guests waiting for a table at his wife, Cordelia's, Chicken Dinner Restaurant. The overwhelming popularity of the restaurant and adjacent Ghost Town led to the creation of the Knott's Berry Farm that exists today, 75 years later.
About Knott's Berry Farm and Cedar Fair Entertainment Company:
Knott's Berry Farm is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to Knott's Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Visit knotts.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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