Located just inside the main park entrance, this giant wooden coaster might be the first ride you decide to go on. Be prepared to start your visit to Knott’s by having your bones rattled and your heart rate sent soaring. Ghost Rider is one of the wildest wooden coasters in the country. It just happens to be the longest on the West Coast. It features a 108-foot drop and reaches speeds of nearly 60 mph. Best of all, the ride lasts nearly three minutes. No wonder it routinely ranks as one of the top wooden coasters in the world.