Plunge opens Friday following ten week delay

Posted Wednesday, September 13, 2000 10:41 AM | Contributed by The One The Only Coaster God

Knott's Berry Farm today announced in a press release that Perilous Plunge, the world's tallest and steepest water ride, will open this Friday. The ride was supposed to open July 1, but was delayed because of what the park calls "routine" adjustments and testing.

The ride's records are:

  • Tallest water ride (121 ft./37 m)
  • Tallest drop (115 ft./35 m)
  • Steepest drop (75 degrees)

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Wednesday, September 13, 2000 11:14 AM
Finally! It will be open when I go in October! Yeah! WOO HOO!!!! I can't wait. This ride should be one heck of a thrill. That drop is kickin. Peace. :)

Medusa at Marine World: the best in the west!
Wednesday, September 13, 2000 2:24 PM
Finally, i have been waiting forever for this ride to open! That drop is rippin! Good luck to all who choose to ride this monster!

Zelix on water rides: "What the hell just happened?"
Wednesday, September 13, 2000 3:23 PM
Any more questions Pointman? Yes! I will be there Friday early!

You may get wet on this attraction, you may even get drenched! But can you survive the PLUNGE?
Wednesday, September 13, 2000 3:55 PM
Well, at least we're having a unseasonably hot September. Just hope the temp doesn't take a nosedive next week.
Wednesday, September 13, 2000 5:06 PM
I am so happy now that the ride is opening. I wish it would of opened during summer and had an oil derrick. Even though this has not happened, the ride will still be great!! I hope the ride gets attention from the public!! There is a heat wave going around, so this would be a great way to cool off!! Knott's should be filled this weekend if they start advertising soon. With Perilous Plunge opening and the preview maze available, Knott's has a great combo. I hope I get to ride it while this heat wave is still going around!!
Wednesday, September 13, 2000 9:01 PM
As a Knotts ride operator, I had the chance to ride the Plunge last
Sunday. Im telling you, its Fantastic. You already get wet halfway
through the drop. Water keep on pouring onyou until you pass through the
bridge. It was awesome. It didnt matter that i have to finish my shift
soaking wet. It was worth it. After my shift was over, i went again, and
it was as exciting as the first time.
Wednesday, September 13, 2000 11:13 PM
I think Knott's should keep opening rides in the fall. Nice trend for year round parks.
Thursday, September 14, 2000 4:20 AM
Well gee, how many times have we heard this before. Is management making another premature anouncement or this one the real deal. Only time will tell.

Oh, and Simcoaster, don't be mad at me, I'm not the one who consistently lied to the public about when the Plunge would be open. I'm also not any of the people involved who couldn't make the unreasonable deadline that was originally set for the project.
Thursday, September 14, 2000 10:32 AM
I was joking Point Man! :D Anyway I don't think Knott's lied about anything. They set an original date that PP was suppose to open, then noticed problems during testing, decided it would be best to closed the ride until these problems were fixed. I don't remember them *ever* saying the ride would open on a particular date. Don't believe everything you read on the net, it wasn't coming from Knott's. Once again, Intamin delivered a faulty product like they always do, that's not Knott's fault. The good news is I'm actually riding it in the morning before it even opens to the public! This is the real deal buddy! And as luck would have it, the wheather is the best it's been all summer! I'll be back with a full report. :D *** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 9/14/2000. ***
Thursday, September 14, 2000 11:45 AM
Construction issues aside, Perilous Plunge looks like one heck of a ride. I'd love to be able to ride it.
Thursday, September 14, 2000 6:14 PM
That thing looks awesome. If I had a chance I would ride it but I live in NY so it sucks!!

Feel the force--Steel Force
Thursday, September 14, 2000 6:33 PM
too bad i am in ohio........... *sniff*


First rule of Stormtroopers:
Pee BEFORE you put on the uniform!
Friday, September 15, 2000 12:40 AM
You think one won't be coming to Ohio soon? Just wait...

You may get wet on this attraction, you may even get drenched! But can you survive the PLUNGE?
Sunday, November 26, 2000 8:39 PM
You've already got Snake River Falls in Ohio...
Wednesday, November 29, 2000 8:57 PM
when will it open? i have been there every week since it closed again.

has anyone seen the test run for it after it was closed again? It seems like the wave got smaller and they added a type of braking system or somthing. the wave used to go way over the back fence and would get the people watching it, but now the wave barely reaches the back fence.

does anyone agree?


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