Knott's Berry Farm: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by Sam, 15th Aug 2012.

  1. Sam

    Sam TowersStreet Member

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    Come the morning of September 4th, Hydro at Oakwood will be an only child. Knott's Berry Farm have confirmed they plan to remove Perilous Plunge after Labor Day, the only other Intamin River Plunge in the world.

    I absolutely adored Hydro when I rode it, and was eagerly looking forward to PP. But for some reason, when I rode it in 2009, it was just incredibly painful and boring - nothing at all like I remember Hydro.

    Maybe it's because I'd grown (I visited Oakwood in 2005) and the restraints didn't fit me anymore. Or maybe it was something different with the ride. It did have a different layout.

    Anyway, bon voyage Perilous Plunge, don't speak ill of the dead and all that.

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    Screamscape reckons they'll replace it with a giga coaster, similar to Skyrush. :)
     
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  2. BigAl

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    Don't they want to sell it? If it's still the steepest water ride (is it? :p ) in the world then surely it must be worth something?
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    Another Intamin death machine bites the dust...
     
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  4. Sazzle

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    I rode Hydro in 2010 and found it to be incredibly uncomfortable - the restraints were solid metal with no padding, there was absolutely no room at all to move, and the loading took FOREVER because the staff were meticulously ramming down every restraint to within an inch of the guests life.

    They've both had bad, bad publicity, and aside from losing one of the steepest water rides in the world, I wouldn't complain if Oakwood removed their version.

    Poor Perilous Plunge... may bigger and better things do your footprint proud!

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  5. Sam

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    Screamscape reckons that the new coaster could possibly use the splashdown of Perilous Plunge, adding fuel to the fire that this will be a B&M megacoaster. :)

    Few shots of the ride removal:

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    More here.
     
    Posted 11th Sep 2012
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    I'd be amazed if they didn't take advantage of that pool! Dive machine?
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    Is it just me that thinks that second picture looks like RCT3 when you delete part of a track and you just get a little bit left standing on it's own? ;)

    Still quite sad, I love water rides 'n all that. Still, the splash pool is enough reason for a new exciting development in years to come. :)
     
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  8. Sam

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    I kinda like it, but KBF is a bit of a joke of a park. :p
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    Yep, the Mad Mouse rumour was true.

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    That's the new coaster in orange, to the left of the purple Boomerang.

    Oh dear!
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    So basically a Tidal Wave is being replaced by a Lego Jungle Coaster?

    What a disappointment for Knotts fans. (On a side note, the concept drawing is very nice!)
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    A wild mouse? I thought they stopped being cool over a decade ago. Why does Knott's even need more family coasters? Their newest coasters are Sierra Sidewinder and Pony Express. The last big addition was Silver Bullet. That was eight years ago!
     
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  12. Sam

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    Continuing with Cedar Fair's brutal coaster cull, next up for the chop is Boomerang at Knotts. :)

    I have to say, I completely agree with this plan of clearing out the old crap from these parks. Not one of the coasters up for the chop has any real value, and most of them are eyesores. Knotts was kinda fun as it was my first (and to date, only) boomerang, but really, the ride was rubbish.
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    I'm slightly concerned if management really have told each park to "rip out one old coaster to make the line up seem more modern". Seems a waste to remove a ride just because it looks old.

    Having said that there aren't any rides that have been announced to be leaving that sound especially good.
     
  14. Sazzle

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    I would hazard a guess they've been asked to nominate a ride for removal with a view to create plans for new additions from the empty space?

    I'd like to think so, anyway :-/.

    Shame a boomerang is up for the chop - the old ones are golden! Except where they're hideously rough Vekoma contraptions...

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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    The park has released details about an upcoming renovation of their Timber Mountain ride:

    Source.
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    Apparently all of the Windseeker rides at Cedar Fair parks are down and Knott's Berry Farm have workers at their own ride attempting to get it back open for February 2nd. Does anyone know the exact reason why they're all closed?

    ???
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    At a guess, because they are dangerous death traps? ;)
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    Well it now sounds like the Windseeker isn't opening again. There must be something seriously wrong with them! :(
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    The problem is they all break down for hours at a time when 300ft in the air! That's not something that they could have ignored for very long.
     
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    Re: Knott's Berry Farm removing Perilous Plunge

    A massive cable, and a hand crank to wind it down with... ;)
     

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