Monday, August 13, 2012

Knott's Removing Perilous Plunge

© Knott's Berry Farm
Boy, I sure have been writing about a lot of ride closures lately!  The latest to be announced is Perilous Plunge at Knott's Berry Farm, which was just given its official death warrant today. The giant waterfall plunge ride will see its last riders on September 3rd.

From the park's release:

“Perilous Plunge has carried thousands of visitors over its 12 year tenure at Knott’s,” said Raffi Kaprelyan, general manager of Knott’s Berry Farm, “so we wanted to invite guests out to give it a proper send off.” Future plans for the site are scheduled to be released shortly.

It is no secret that the park has had some serious difficulties with the ride since it first opened in 2000.  Perilous Plunge features an extremely steep 115 foot drop into the pool below, creating a giant splash when it does.  The ride, which was added just a few years after Cedar Fair's purchase of the park, was manufactured by Intamin.

As for the "future plans" that the park speaks of, I can't wait to see what is in store.  It has felt like Knott's has been on 'pause' on new rides while the rest of the park is cleaned up and improved, and I'm thankful for that.  But now with the park seemingly running in better shape than in some time, a new star attraction is due.

Rumors of a rather large coaster have circulated for some time now, and the room that Perilous Plunge opens up could be a part of that plan, but that's pure speculation on my part.


Surya said...

I'm rooting for that hyper that's has been rumored for a while now. An Intamin preferably, something like Skyrush :D