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8039 Beach Blvd Buena Park CA, 90620
(714) 220-5200
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GhostRider Construction and Media Day Photos - Dec. 1998

This Panoramic shot of Ghost Rider shows off it's massive structure.

Ghost Rider's station still has a lot of work left. As you can see from this photo,

The station went up very quickly as did the lift hill and first drop just behind it!

The drop out of the station should allow the train to pick up a good amount of speed though the banked turn then up to the chain lift.

This model of Ghost Rider should give you a better idea of the ride's layout.

CCI's Randy Larrick puts some finishing touches on GhostRider.

The first test runs are a success!

The initial drop is one of CCI's steepest.

The perfect parabolic hill looks like it might produce some decent airtime.

Just before descending down this drop coming off the first swooping turnaround, the train

The train hit's a little 'pop' just before entering the helix!

On Dec 8th, 1998, Knott's Berry Farm unleashed their largest capital investment to date. GhostRider is the longest, fastest, and definitely the most thrilling wooden roller coaster on the west coast!

The morning festivities started out with a very entertaining shootout between some of the Ghost Town bandits and the legendary Ghost Rider himself! Luckily for the Ghost Rider, there were some abandoned ore cars located at the nearby mining company for the Ghost Rider to escape. Legend has it that he was never found and hence the company's moniker is now "GhostRider Mining Company"

Just before the shootout, there were a number of speeches given by

Snoopy gets to cut the ribbon on GhostRider!

The Ghost Rider trains are set loose! GhostRider's first drop is 108 feet, the tallest banked drop on the west coast!

GhostRider Construction and Media Day Photos - Dec. 1998 - Page 1

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