Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Holiday World 2009: Pilgrims Plunge

Holiday World has announced their new ride for 2009, Pilgrims Plunge. This will be the world's tallest water ride when it opens, and is a super modern version of the classic Shoot-the-Chutes water ride.

The ride features a 165 ft. tall tower that contains the ride's lift mechanism, an open air elevator that brings boats to the top, some 135 ft. above the ground. From there it's downhill as the boats plunge 131 ft. at a 45 degree angle hitting 50 mph. The splash that the boats will create will be 90 ft wide and 45 ft. tall!

The ride can be accessed from both Splashin' Safari, the water park, or the amusement side of the property. And as far as record breaking goes, this ride will smash the previous record holder, Perilous Plunge (and its clone Hydro) which is 121 ft. tall with a 115 ft. drop!

The park also announced the HoliWatch, a free device that visitors can wear that will allow them to find others in their party, send messages, and obtain park information. Sounds great!

Holiday World has up a nice page with tons of info, photos, and videos of the new Pilgrims Plunge ride. Check that out here!


Unknown said...

I can't wait for Holiday world&splash'n'safire to open