Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Knoebels Announces 2015 Steel Coaster on Twitter

Elysburg, PA, USA — Justin Strawser reports on the “Impulse” announcement in the Scranton Times-Tribune:

“Knoebels Amusement Resort announced the forthcoming steel coaster via a tweet with a link showing various colorful drawings of a large coaster with a very steep peak in the center.

“The largest hill on Impulse is 98 feet high with a 90-degree incline and drop. Comparatively, the StratosFear is 148 feet high.

“Riders will enter an eight-passenger car – four in the front, four in a slightly elevated back seat. The vehicle will leave the station onto a piece called a top hat, which is a chain lift that will take passengers straight up the 90-degree incline before dropping them down the other side at the same angle, reaching 56 mph.

“The decision to slowly lift the car instead of launching it “is very Knoebels,” public relations manager Joe Muscato said. “They (the riders) are looking straight up at the sky, not knowing when they’re at the top.”

“The 2,000 feet of track will take the riders on 70 seconds worth of thrills and through five different inversions.”



Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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