Windjammer Surf Racers

Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park, California, USA)

Removed, Operated from 3/26/1997 to 3/2/2000

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Extreme

Make: Togo
Model: All Models / Looping Mouse

Statistics

Track:RedYellow
Length:1,851 ft1,839 ft
Height:69 ft69 ft
Inversions:11
Speed:40 mph40 mph
Duration:1:301:30
Elements:Loop
Loop
Capacity:1,400 riders per hour

Details

Former names:Jammer (1999)
Windjammer Surf Racers (3/26/1997 to 1999)
Former status:SBNO from 3/3/2000 to 7/2001
Operated from 3/26/1997 to 3/2/2000
Categories:
Cost:$6,200,000 USD
Trains:10 trains with 2 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per train.
Restraints: Shoulder harness
Facts:During July of 2001 the Windjammer was demolished.
Etymology:During 1999 a apparel company confronted the park about the use of the Windjammer Surf Racers name.  So the name was changed to just Jammer until the naming issue was resolved.
History:The Windjammer did not operate frequently due to mechanical problems.  Knott's spent an additional $2 million USD on repairs and inspections over the roller coaster's short life.  Due to these troubles in March of 2000, Knott's filed suit against Togo seeking $17 million USD in damages. The problems listed in the suit included misaligned tracks, defective safety restraints and wrinkles in the main frame of the trains.  In October 2003 the jury rejected the suit after a five week trial.

Windjammer Surf Racers - Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park, California, USA)

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Windjammer Surf Racers - Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park, California, USA)