Holiday World announces Pilgrims Plunge, the world's tallest water ride
Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:37 PM | Contributed by cycloneriders
Pilgrims Plunge starts with a classic shoot-the-chutes ride and adds a modern "lift." That's right — an open-air elevator to take you higher than any other water ride in the world!
Also, a wonderful new, free service is coming to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in 2009! Families and group members wearing HoliWatches will be able to locate each other, leave messages, and retrieve a variety of information about the parks throughout their visit. (And yes, they're water-proof.)
Nice. A drop 15-feet higher than Perilous Plunge's. But a 45-degree drop? There's Holiday World's approach to a world record FAMILY boat ride. What was Knott's thinking when they decided to make Plunge 75-degrees? ;)
Pilgrims Plunge looks unique though. The elevator lift use on a shoot-the-chute type ride is really bizarre.
An elevator lift system...that's wild. I think there will be some inherent fear in hoping that a malfunction doesn't occur while going up the lift. I am wondering if there will be any sort of "splash zone" for the spectators. Anye news on that?
Just my take, but I think the HoliWatches is far and away the more interesting announcement.
Also interesting how enthusiasts so often say that the days of a ride needing to be the '-est' are over or that an '-est' ride doesn't guarantee a good ride, and HW keeps delivering '-est' rides to praise.
I dunno. The elevators are neat, I'm assuming there'll be no weirdness witht he lift lining up at the top like Max RMP at HRP. I've ridden much smaller chutes and the deceleration at the bottom can be rough - a little worried about hitting the pool at the bottom from 135 feet up.
But yeah, the HoliWatch idea is straight out of the LG playbook. Assuming it even does kinda like it says, I likes it.