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    Exclamation Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    If you are a huge fan of the Perilous Plunge water ride at Knott's Berry Farm, you'd better head over there. Knott's will be closing the attraction on September 3rd to make way for a brand new attraction that will be announced shortly.



    The attraction, which opened in 2000, carries 24 riders for a 3 minute excursion which culminates in a 115 foot vertical drop.


    “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.” Although it might not draw as many fans as, say, Soap Box Racers, would for a goodbye ride, it is a very generous and responsible way to let fans know about a ride closure. Nice work!


    So are any of you MiceChatters going to miss this attraction or not? What do you think they should put in its place?
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    Rode it once, that was enough. I won't miss it. As for what should go in that spot, I think a nice themed family coaster using the KOD building as a dark ride portion/loading station for it would be pretty awesome. It's not going to happen, but it would be nice.


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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    I'll tell you one thing. I'll miss the free car washes it gave me on Western Avenue. When you pass Perilous Plunge and the wind is just right - clean car!

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    Fun ride. Scared the crap out of me. Very low ride capacity by my estimations though.


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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    Got you too wet and was an eyesore. I'm glad to see it going, I'd hope for something other than a roller coaster or carnival ride but I won't hold my breath.

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Got you too wet and was an eyesore. I'm glad to see it going, I'd hope for something other than a roller coaster or carnival ride but I won't hold my breath.
    Agreed on all accounts. But what could they possiby offer that would be satisfactory? How about no ride at all? Just something...pleasant.


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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    Personally with all my trips to Knott's I have never once had the desire to ride Perilous Plunge and don't mind seeing it go. In fact, I'm just not a huge fan of the park at all.

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    Bring back the Soapbox Derby racers!

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    ^ I'd settle for Gasoline Alley.

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Got you too wet and was an eyesore. I'm glad to see it going, I'd hope for something other than a roller coaster or carnival ride but I won't hold my breath.
    It's going to be interesting to see what they get for sure. When we went on our recent east coast trip we rode a couple of decently themed coasters with some dark-ride elements. One was essentially "Goofy's Sky School in a box" that was themed after The Dark Knight. It wasn't "Disney" quality, but pretty impressive for Six Flags.

    The other was a very nice indoor/outdoor coaster that was VERY family friendly at Busch Gardens, had a really nice show building and that actually had alternating effects kind of like Star Tours. Not to that extent mind you, but different ride elements during each ride. I really think something like that could be great at Knott's and fill a couple of gaps at the park. A dark ride (which is SORELY needed) and another in-between coaster for the younger set.

    Here is a video of the ride I'm referring to at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.



    I think they could do something like that that starts off in the KOD building for a dark ride part (kind of like Mummy at Universal) then a little hill or slight launch out of the building for an outside part where Perilous Plunge is then back into the station.

    Now if they could get Jaguar back down to a 42" height requirement as it was when it first opened.


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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    Seeing things like Perilous Plunge only remind me why Disney is the king of theme parks. Sorry Knotts.

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    Darn...never got to go on it...looks like I never will

    Hope what ever they put in is good what ever it is

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    I never got to ride it. That drop looks bad. Hope the next attraction will be great.

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    All I want is an roller coaster that is an airtime machine.

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    I got to ride it this Summer. The wait and unload was slow and painful. And all it offers is a drop. No content or substance to it. It needed to go....

    Knotts has promised dark rides. So it needs to keep its promises and give us an actual dark ride. But praise to them since it looks like the park is addressing the balance by concentrating on the Boardwalk area and leaving Ghost Town alone!

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

    im going to miss that ride. i enjoyed the drop so much. such a bummer

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