Posted Thursday, November 30, 2000 10:13 AM | Contributed by Skyboss01
In an e-mail request to Knott's PR department, Knott's announces that the Perilous Plunge is up and running and that the chain problems have been resolved. The ride is now open and they do not expect to encounter any further problems.
Actually, I love their rides. It's just the problems we've had with them here in California that has soured me. I hope California Screamin' opens with little or no problems. It should be fine, for some reason Disney seems to bring out the best in the companies they hire.
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Wow,a ride that was supposed to open offically in the beginning of the summer season is not ready until the end of the summer season. Then it breaks down and now it reopens for the rainy season. Really cool, I bet anybody who went on that ride in the rain would get super sick.
Jurassic Park Hollywood- The Best Water ride drop in the world!
I'm confused. Why do I get the feeling that you're calling me a troll, Jeff? Are you? I think my statement was in line. I've had the worst experiences with Intamin. I've ridden MF (my #1 coaster), SRoS at SFNE (#2), SRoS at SFDL, SUE at SFO and Volcano at PKD. Every single one of those coasters was down for extended lengths of time during a visit. MF is always hit or miss, usually it's only just a train with a problem, but still. Also, I waited 2hrs one night for MF and it was midnight, and the ride kept breaking down. We waited it out and the thing went down for the night, there were less than 100 of us left in line. No compensation, nothing. Just a stale, "Sorry." That really bummed me out. SRoS at SFDL? This year it was actually perfect for both of my visits, but in 99, it was down for eight hours and then it only ran with one train. That really sucked. For Volcano? Got one ride on that and at 2pm it went down for the night. That stunk. SRoS at SFNE? Broke down for the night while I was waiting to get a one and only night ride. Last but not least is SUE. This thing actually ran almost flawlessly seven out of the eight visits I had this year. The one day it wasn't good, it was closed the entire day.
That's about it. Again, I hope I wasn't the troll you were referring to in your post, because I wasn't trying to troll. If I wasn't, well, sorry for the confusion! (I think I missed something! :))
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Seeing California Screamin' mentioned... I have to chirp in.
CS hasn't been problem free. But it hasn't been bad either. Thankfully there are no chains to snap on that ride! But it's rolled back 3 times now, but that was during the programming for the brakes and E-Stop tests. From what I was told, the problems have been resolved. They have even come very close to the 6 train claim too! Just the other day the attraction was running with 5 trains cycling on the 6,800ft track at once! It was an amazing sight.
I hope Plunge doesn't break again... but it is an Intamin.... so we'll have to wait and see. What surprises me is that Millenium Force hasn't really had any MAJOR problems when it comes to the operation of the ride. I just think it was really stupid to have no blocks on the ride and there by, they killed the capacity potential. Oh well... Intamin makes some okay rides... I hope they just work on details a little more.