Xcelerator is an Intamin Accelerator Coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.  Built in 2002, Xcelerator’s launch is one of the most intense of any coaster as it is only 157 feet long, while launching you to 82 MPH.  Xcelerator is located in the Boardwalk section of the park and has a hot rod theme.  It is also the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm. And we’re finally reviewing it. So with that said, let’s get this started!


You start out your ride on Xcelerator by being launched from the station along the ride’s 157-foot long launch track.  This is by far the most intense part of a coaster in California. After that amazing launch, you ascend up a 205-foot hill into a top hat. Giving you an amazing view of the surrounding Buena Park & Anaheim area. Also, at the bottom of the top hat, it is very possible to gray or black out. Then following immediately after, you drop down leading you into an overbank turn, sending you into some twist and turns, then you hit the break run (pretty hard, I might add).

In the end, Xcelerator is an awesome coaster. Personally one of our favorites, and (arguably) the best launch coaster in California! All of us here at Crazy Coaster Freaks highly recommend you check this out. And we promise you won’t regret it!


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