Perilous Plunge photos show huge flume

Posted Friday, June 9, 2000 9:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

I saw this on rec.roller-coaster... photos of the new Perilous Plunge at Knott's Berry Farm. That is one big boat ride! Check out the Perilous Plunge photos.

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Friday, June 9, 2000 10:47 AM
Dayum!......Thats a steep drop
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Friday, June 9, 2000 1:57 PM
WOW!
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"BUILT BY YODER"
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Friday, June 9, 2000 2:29 PM
thats an EXTREME BOAT ride!
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Friday, June 9, 2000 3:28 PM
I had mentioned the stats on the "new for 2000" section and there was not much responce, now that the pics are here....

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Saturday, June 10, 2000 6:59 AM
That has to have more than a lap bar to hold you down!
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Saturday, June 10, 2000 9:06 AM
good lord! that steep of a drop might make MF's first hill seem like a kiddie coaster!
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Saturday, June 10, 2000 11:55 AM
" Them That' steep drop, looks Bad, I cant wait"
:)
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Saturday, June 10, 2000 12:25 PM
I get to ride it at 5 AM on the 30th for the media morning! :)
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Sunday, June 11, 2000 5:38 PM
A water ride at 5 AM... Yikes.

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Brandon Rodriguez
Coaster News.com Staff
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Sunday, June 11, 2000 6:05 PM
sorry, but no drop in the world can put millenium force to shame
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Sunday, June 11, 2000 7:36 PM
Hey, ViperMan, this is a flume ride, not a coaster. Nobody said that this even comes close to MF... Get the facts. This BLOWS AWAY ANY flume ride in history. And, it's only 15 miles from home!
Looks good to me.
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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Monday, June 12, 2000 9:37 AM
The drop is 75 degrees, so it's 5 degrees and about 200 feet shorter than Millennium Force. Not much competition there.

On another note, I must say, I am very impressed with Cedar Fair's management of Knott's so far. Supreme Scream, Perilous Plunge, Soak City, and they finally closed Windjammer. Look out for next year. Whatever thay have on the drawing board should blow away all competition!

Tim Santa Cruz
http://californiacoasters.bizland.com
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Monday, June 12, 2000 9:56 AM
soggy, i was just responding to the post a few up from mine that said the drop makes millenium force look like a kiddie ride, but yes, it does blow all other flume rides away
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Monday, June 12, 2000 10:50 AM
Sorry, ViperMan, I did not notice that post by Zelix. He is way off!!

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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Monday, June 12, 2000 5:08 PM
Does anyone know how much of a ride it is after/before that? I always love a scenic journey through some themed area into a surprising huge drop, and i think this has one of those :). Note to Soggy: I dont think any people besides Jeff and a few members even go to the New for 2000 area, and your same predicament is a common one for me too. :-(
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Monday, June 12, 2000 5:17 PM
There will be no theming for this ride short of the queue area. The actual ride is pretty basic, go up, turn around, come down, all in the open air. No on-ride theming like Escape form Pompei. With the name Perilous Plunge, I think the drop will be the big draw rather than elaboeate theming. I think it is slated to open June 30, which gives not much time to theme the actual ride.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2000 4:39 PM
This ride is going to kick but! I live so close to it. I can't wait till it opens! I will be the first in line. I hope it will be hot that day!
SFMM is going to be so jelous! hehehehe
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Wednesday, June 14, 2000 11:28 AM
Just wondering if Im the only one who thinks rides like this are stupid. These are the type that need heavy themeing like Pirates at Disneyland. Wouldnt you rather sit through 5 or ten minutes of dark pirate stuff then BAM!! Big drop to finish it off. If they were to do that I may ride one of these abominations again.

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"May the Force be with you"
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Thursday, June 15, 2000 7:03 AM
Rides like this with no theming do LOOK stupid, but maybe after going down a drop like this, (bigger than the Ghostrider) nobody will care how it looks. Don't forget, this is also a "get-you-soaked" ride for the hot SoCal summer. I know I will ride this one more than a few times.

BTW: When exactly did Cedar Fair buy KBF?

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