Posted May 1, 2009, 10:32A | Contributed by Jeff

Holiday World offered a preview of the new 135-foot tall Pilgrim's Plunge on Thursday. The $4.3 million ride opens to the public at the park on Saturday.

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May 1, 2009, 10:41A

El Gato Coastro

That lift is crazy!

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May 1, 2009, 12:04P

Iceman3

The ride looks pretty much as I expected it to except that there is no water when you first hit the pool. Is it always going to be like this or will they add more water later. Doubt I will ride it anyway since I'm not really a huge fan of getting that wet.

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May 1, 2009, 12:13P

Jeff Bachiochi

I've been wanting to go to Holiday World all winter. This just pushes me over the line to the "need to" stage. What a cool addition to a great park


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May 1, 2009, 12:13P

Ensign Smith

That is definitely a very distinctive-looking ride. Until somebody else copycats it, it will stand as an instantly identifiable structure.


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May 1, 2009, 12:15P

Raven-Phile

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"Copycat" is such an outdated term, Mike.

Nowadays, we refer to it as "Pullin' a Carlos Mencia".. :)


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May 1, 2009, 12:52P

Acoustic Viscosity

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I thought we liked to call it ?cloning"? ;)

As for the new ride... I hope HW gets their ROI. ;)


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May 1, 2009, 1:51P

Ensign Smith

I was just copying someone else who used the term . . .


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May 1, 2009, 2:31P

P18

I can't wait to get there this summer! I have Indiana beach this weekend, maybe I'll make Holiday world in a couple weeks.

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May 1, 2009, 3:09P

FLYINGSCOOTER

I think the lift would be scarier than the drop.

Wow, that does look cool.

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May 1, 2009, 3:56P

Winston

I don't know. It seems cool and all and I'm all for record breaking rides or a new design. But I would like to see a water ride that is long and more like an adventure through a jungle theme or something. Maybe several drops and near misses. The Jurassic river ride at Universal tries to do this but I honestly found it somewhat boring besides for the drop and T-Rex portion. Maybe a Journey to the Center of the Earth theme. Maybe it's already been done but big drop raft rides just seem pretty boring to me. If I want a huge drop, I go on a roller coaster.

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May 1, 2009, 4:10P

Mamoosh

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POV is now available:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QYMqrto5Mg

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May 1, 2009, 7:57P

Charles Nungester

I watched the test vid when they pulled it up by crane. There was much more water, A huge splash and the boat almost completely stopped. Trust me, I rode mile high falls at SFKK leaned back and hit that water and wham. It knocked the breath out of me and hurt like hell. IM sure the waterlevel will be kept at a acceptable level to create as much splash as possible while still not hurting anyone.There was much less in water in the povs and other vides I seen of riders than that first test. It also seemed to take quite some time for the boat to get out of the splash area and back into the stream. Oh well. I hope its great for HW. I'll ride it, like it but Id skip it for the eagles flight :)

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May 2, 2009, 3:49A

pkidelirium

Interesting splash. Kinda glides over the surface for a while, then BAM, Wall-o-Water. Reminds me of the old Arrow Hydroflumes.


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May 2, 2009, 12:25P

SFGAdv lover

I remember the press release touting it as the world's biggest splash or something, around 45ft high. Looks nothing like that, although the splash goes higher than the video, I suppose.

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May 2, 2009, 5:47P

RatherGoodBear

There's also no noticeable pause once the elevator reaches the top. It just sends you.

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May 2, 2009, 11:12P

Chitown

I wish Holiday World all the best with this new ride but I think they are going to experience what other parks have dealt with when it comes to Intamins (especially proto-type Intamins) and that is dealing with mass amounts of downtime.


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May 3, 2009, 7:21A

Hopman

^ You mean like TTD????


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May 3, 2009, 11:40A

ridemcoaster

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I think I just wet myself..

Oh wait... It was just the splashdown.. ;)


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May 3, 2009, 9:49P

Amnesiac

This isn't exactly a proto-type though- the lift mechanism is very similar to their vertical lift coasters ala Fahrenheit at Hersheypark. And why are so many people complaining about the size of the splash? I could care less how big it is, it still looks like fun.


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