Buena Park, CA, USA
The Pony Express thrill ride at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California debuted in 2008. This unique roller coaster launches riders from 0 – 38 miles per hour in 3 seconds. What makes this coaster truly unique is that riders are mounted atop horses instead of being seated in traditional coaster cars. The ride covers 1,300 feet of banked turns and camelback hills.
Portland Bolt supplied all of the anchor bolts and base plates for the new Pony Express roller coaster at Knott’s Berry Farm. We worked with a southern California contractor on a very aggressive construction schedule. Portland Bolt manufactured and shipped over 12,000 pounds of galvanized A449 anchor bolts and galvanized A36 base plates. The first release of over 5,000 pounds of galvanized 1″ diameter A449 anchor bolts and galvanized A36 base plates was manufactured and shipped in one week to keep the contractor on schedule.