Professional fun-seeker and travel enthusiast Bert Kreischer is back in Season Three of Bert the Conqueror, braving some of the wildest, tallest, most adrenaline-pumping rides, and competing in some of the wackiest challenges in North America. This season, the thrills and excitement are bigger and more daring than ever as Kreischer showcases the fun and ingenious side of the continent with a smile, a laugh and more than a few screams.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Bert the Conqueror - Xcelerator - Netflix
Xcelerator is a steel launched roller coaster at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. It was Intamin's first hydraulically launched coaster, while also the fourth Intamin installation at Knott's, alongside The Sky Cabin, Bigfoot Rapids, and Perilous Plunge (removed in 2012). Xcelerator was standing but not operating from July 2017 but the coaster finally reopened on March 24, 2018.
Bert the Conqueror - Progression to taller and faster, inversion rides - Netflix
Xcelerator laid the groundwork for taller and faster rides such as Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point and Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, coasters both passing the 400-foot (120 m) mark and 100 mph (160 km/h) mark. Xcelerator also laid the groundwork for rides featuring inversions, such as Storm Runner at Hersheypark, which has banked inversions, and Kanonen at Liseberg, which featured a vertical loop. While successful in doing this, modifications were made to the larger models. Storm Runner and Kingda Ka use dual loading stations to speed up dispatching times, as well as larger and more-powerful motors. Lower-powered coasters have been built as well, such as Rita at Alton Towers.
Bert the Conqueror - References - Netflix