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  • 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.

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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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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.


        For some some great trip reports, features and reviews, please check out http://www.thedisneylandreport.com.

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

            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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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

                Bring back the Soapbox Derby racers!

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                • #9
                  Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

                  ^ I'd settle for Gasoline Alley.

                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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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                            • #15
                              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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                              • #16
                                SUCH GOOD NEWS. The ride was lame and short. Knotts need to put something thats e-ticket quality if it will compete against other socal parks for the next decade

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

                                  What i would love to see although it may be impossible.

                                  is it would be cool and weird to see both Kbt/Kotd brought back next to each other or as an expansion for a new dark ride. Next to the roaring 20's building could be a return of either of the 2 dark rides next to the existing Roaring 20's Building but it would be double times the money to build i bet. Hurts not to dream right?

                                  Another thing that would be good and i finally let my self go from wanting the original experience of Bear-y Tales back into something new. Why not retell the original ride's story in the style of the Peanuts characters in place of the bears? Leave all the same but modernized charm, sets, and story. Just the characters changed.
                                  Last edited by Althedisneyfreak; 08-15-2012, 09:42 PM.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

                                    Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                                    ^ I'd settle for Gasoline Alley.



                                    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.
                                    Good link! Thanks!

                                    I hope the don't put a flight simulator attraction or a 3D movie where the audience gets sneezed on.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

                                      Bring back the Roaring 20's theme. Re-animate the billboard, and bring back a Knott's themed dark ride. Give the train a tunnel with a theme. A park with so many possiblities other then running roller coasters over Ghost Town....
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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Knott's Berry Farm is closing PERILOUS PLUNGE for good, Sept 3rd

                                        I too would like to see a new dark ride. With Knott's new management this is almost what I'm expecting. I have heard many times that they want to draw more on it's past. Being so close to Disneyland I completely understand them going a separate way, because the certainly don't have the funds to match what Disney can pull off. But I don't want to see them keep cramming as many roller coasters as they can onto that tiny park.

                                        I think a new ride along the lines of the classics like, Timber Mountain Log Ride or Calico Mine Ride. Something like those but way more modern. A new straight up dark ride would be nice too, but at this point in time I think they need something a bit more exciting than that. The need something along the lines of what Disney did with RSR (a "disney" ride ramped up for the current generation).

                                        All the coaster enthusiasts seem to think they are getting a huge giga coaster. I think this is incredibly ridiculous idea. A giga/hyper coaster is something that is rumored at most of the CA parks every time a new ride is coming because its a coaster most CA parks lack and everyone wants somebody to build one. Yes Knotts is owned by Cedar Fair but I still think Knotts is the last place we would ever see one.

                                        Knotts is in a weird predicament because of all the other parks nearby. Disneyland is the highly themed family park. Six Flags Magic Mountain is the over the top thrill park. Universal is somehow wedged in between those two, and Knotts is as well but to a lesser extent on the themed side and more on the physical thrills.

                                        I think whatever ride they build next will set the tone for the next few years and let us know what they are thinking. Hopefully it's not a giga coaster.
                                        Last edited by SLUSHIE; 08-22-2012, 10:42 PM.

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