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.
Gotta ride 'em all!
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
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. :-(
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.
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.
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.