Sierra Sidewinder

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Sierra Sidewinder
Sierra Sidewinder.jpg
Knott's Berry Farm
Park section Camp Snoopy
Coordinates 33°50′42″N 117°59′55″W / 33.84500°N 117.99861°W / 33.84500; -117.99861Coordinates: 33°50′42″N 117°59′55″W / 33.84500°N 117.99861°W / 33.84500; -117.99861
Status Operating
Opening date May 26, 2007
General statistics
Type Steel – Spinning
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Spinning Coaster / Sierra Sidewinder
Height 62.3 ft (19.0 m)
Drop 39 ft (12 m)
Length 1,410.8 ft (430.0 m)
Speed 37 mph (60 km/h)
Inversions 0
Height restriction 42 in (107 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 4 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.
Fast Lane available
Sierra Sidewinder at RCDB
Pictures of Sierra Sidewinder at RCDB

Sierra Sidewinder is a steel spinning roller coaster located in the Camp Snoopy section of Knott's Berry Farm. It is the first ever roller coaster to feature multiple free spinning cars on a train, rather than several individual spinning cars. The only other spinning train coaster is Euro-Mir at Europa-Park in Germany, however the spinning of the trains is controlled throughout the ride. It was also one of the first roller coasters to feature on-ride video recordings, as opposed to the traditional still on-ride photograph. As of July 2016, the on ride video cameras have since been removed.

Trains[edit]

Sierra Sidewinder features two trains with four cars with two rows each, seating two per row back-to-back. The Ride structure is unique because the train storage is beneath the ride as opposed to being next to the ride. The on-ride video recording that was present on the trains when opened was removed as of the 2011 season. It is available as of the 2015 season. Small holes on the fronts and rears of each car indicate where the video cameras are mounted.

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