Pilgrims Plunge testing starts today

Monday, April 6, 2009 1:41 PM

...in a few minutes, actually. :)

Shortly after 1 pm CDT today, the first boat will be lifted up the drop (about 1/3 of the way up) by crane for the first test.

Testing will continue this afternoon and tomorrow morning.

Our Pilgrims Plunge construction cam will provide a live view.

Thanks, Paula

Monday, April 6, 2009 3:05 PM

Cool. I hope all goes as planed.

Monday, April 6, 2009 3:38 PM

Any chance of getting a video of the first run Paula :)?

Hope it went well, I can't wait to check it out.

Last edited by crazy horse, Monday, April 6, 2009 3:53 PM
Monday, April 6, 2009 4:43 PM

I think we'll go with the latest test for the video ... we loaded the boat with corn and dragged it to the top of the drop.

A very respectable splash, if I do say so myself. :)

I'll come back and post the link when it's up.

Thanks, Paula


Monday, April 6, 2009 6:35 PM

Video of testing is on the HoliBlog.

More testing on Tuesday, with different water depths. Supposed to be 10 degrees warmer tomorrow. No one's complaining...:)

Thanks, Paula

Friday, April 10, 2009 2:27 PM

A question for Paula: from the webcam I notice a new 1-storey building on the north side of the ride near the tower. Could you tell us (well, me) what that's for?

EDIT - after a second look it appears to be about 1/2-way between the tower and the base of the drop.

Last edited by Mamoosh, Friday, April 10, 2009 2:29 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2009 8:54 AM

If I had to take a guess, I would say that is a building that will house the filter. Or maybe they are building me an apartment...

Saturday, April 11, 2009 10:55 AM

Is your name Paula?


Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:52 AM

It's my stage name... sorry I got confused. :D

Sunday, April 12, 2009 10:20 AM

I don't even want to know! ;)

Sunday, April 12, 2009 11:09 AM

^^LOL Andy. Spare Ensign the details...tell me when you see me at HWNights.

Monday, April 13, 2009 1:01 PM

Yes, that's the filter building for Pilgrims Plunge.

Paula (oh, and Andy...I need that boa you borrowed back by the weekend, 'kay? )

Monday, April 13, 2009 1:16 PM

Paula gets my vote for funniest park representative on the Interwebs!

Monday, April 13, 2009 1:25 PM

^^Me-ow! ;)

Monday, April 13, 2009 8:32 PM

Has the Holiwatch program been dropped for this year?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:27 AM

Yes. Unfortunately, our plans to add the HoliWatch program for the 2009 season have fallen through.It seems the challenging economy has made it impossible for our supplier to deliver the software and hardware needed to make the project happen. We hope to find another supplier to work with to make the HoliWatch a reality in the 2010 season.

Thanks, Paula

Last edited by Raven Maven, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:05 AM
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 3:55 PM

Any update on elevator or full-circuit testing? I keep checking the webcam but the first section of trough still looks empty.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:26 PM

^I know it was testing full-circuit today. I caught it earlier on the webcam.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:57 PM

As did I.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 8:11 PM

Well, two new testing videos have been added to the HoliBlog...


...anyone care to explain what happened to the 45x90ft splash? :)


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