Perilous Plunge to close

Perilous Plunge to close

Post by BaSSiStiS » Wed, 15 Aug 2012 03:13:08


Buena Park, CA Fans of Knotts Berry Farms Perilous Plunge will
have until Monday, September 3 to experience the ride before it closes
to the public.

The attraction, which opened in 2000, carries 24 riders for a 3 minute
excursion which culminates in a 115 foot vertical drop.

Perilous Plunge has carried thousands of visitors over its 12 year
tenure at Knotts, said Raffi Kaprelyan, general manager of Knotts
Berry Farm, so we wanted to invite guests out to give it a proper
send off. Future plans for the site are scheduled to be released
shortly.

For hours on the day you plan to visit call (714) 220-5200 or check
the Knotts Berry Farm website at http://www.knotts.com, where you can
also save time and money with Knotts online tickets, or download the
Knotts Berry Farm app for Android and iPhone.

---Kind of sad to see it go, but it was a huge white elephant for the
park, with all kinds of delays, breakdowns, and a fatality. Was a
GREAT ride with the lapbars only...I remember going on a sunny
September weekday and riding it 15-20 times in a row without getting
off. That airtime on the drop was extreme.

 
 
 

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Post by William December Sta » Wed, 15 Aug 2012 03:30:51



Quote:
> Was a GREAT ride with the lapbars only...I remember going on a
> sunny September weekday and riding it 15-20 times in a row without
> getting off.

Too Much Information.

-- wds

 
 
 

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Post by BaSSiStiS » Wed, 15 Aug 2012 03:43:52


Quote:


> > Was a GREAT ride with the lapbars only...I remember going on a
> > sunny September weekday and riding it 15-20 times in a row without
> > getting off.

> Too Much Information.

> -- wds

And I was soaked too!!!   :-)

 
 
 

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Post by skiguy77 » Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:41:15

Quote:

> And I was soaked too!!!   :-)

Rode it once.

Don't care to get soaking wet when visiting a park.  

They can remove Boomerang while they're at it.   That will give them room for a flyer since that seems to be the new thing.      

 
 
 

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Post by r.. » Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:23:31

Quote:
> That airtime on the drop was extreme.

Oh yeah.  If it wasn't a water ride I would have marathoned it, but that great drop was followed by the feeling of being thrown into a swimming pool with all your clothes on. I think I only rode it a couple of times before the change of restraint and once after -- on hot days and always making sure to wear quick-drying clothing (and sandals) and bring plastic bags for pocket items.  What was really funny was to then ride Big Foot Rapids soaking wet and see the other (dry) passengers nervously recoiling from the mere random splashes that it gives compared to PP's unavoidable deluge.

Rik