GhostRider opened in December of 1998 to a wildly excited Knott's and roller coaster fan base. Originally designed by the Knott family as a last-ditch effort to infuse revenue back into the then-struggling park, it became the first major attraction to open under the new leadership of Cedar Fair LP. With a first drop of 108 feet, and a top speed of 56 mph, the dips, turns and airtime of GhostRider have put this coaster on the "favorites" list of fans everywhere.
GhostRider's main structure was built in an area that used to be part of the California Marketplace. The loss of a few shops in the area has allowed the park to gain a dramatic icon and popular attraction.
GhostRider’s entrance at night.