Knott’s Berry Farm to add Coast Rider, other family rides to new Boardwalk area in 2013


Knott’s Berry Farm will be undergoing a huge multimillion dollar expansion in 2013 as the park completely revamps their Boardwalk area for next summer. The park unveiled it’s plans for next year this morning, with the park going more towards family fun instead of big name thrills. The park announced that it will be adding three new family style rides in the new area for 2013, one being a brand new roller coaster.

The area will focus on family rides instead of thrill rides with three attractions families can experience together. The highlight of the area will of course be the all new Coast Rider.

  • Coast Rider-Guests will climb up 52 feet before a fast drop along 1,339 feet of track. Riders will go through hairpin turns, twists and spins. The concept art has the coaster looking like a modified Wild Mouse style coaster.
  • Surfside Glider-Riders will zip through the air in a two man aircraft as they dive, spin and coast along the Boardwalk area
  • Pacific Scrambler-The classic Scrambler attraction is back in a big way


Coast Rider takes the place of Perilous Plunge, which closed after Labor Day this year. The entire area will have the look and feel of a classic California BoardWalk when it finally reopens next Summer.


Knott’s has also expanded their 2013 Season Pass sale which will give guests the entire 2013 season for just $67 dollars. It gives guests benefits such as free parking, and one free visit in the remainder of 2012.


For more information, including tickets, visit the official Knott’s website!