Perilous Plunge opened on September 15, 2000 at Knott’s Berry Farm in California. Intamin built the Mega-Splash. It cost $9,000,000 to build. The water based attraction traveled up the 121 foot chain lift and made a U-turn to a 77.8 degree drop. The guest would travel down 115 feet at 53 mph. There were three blue and white 24 passenger boats built for the attraction. Sadly due its very slow capacity they normally operated with one of the boats at a time. Nearly one year later on September 21, 2001 a women fell from the boat during its descent. She unfortunately died from blunt force trauma. After this Knott’s repainted the attraction and remodeled the boats. After a few years, the park ordered two new vehicles. The new boats caused the chain for the lift to snap multiple times. On August 13, 2012 the park announced that the attraction will close on September 3, 2012. On November 1, 2012 Knott’s told the public its new plans. They are adding a scrambler (Pacific Scrambler), a Larson Flyer (Surfside Gliders), and a wild mouse coaster called Coast Rider. All these new attractions opened on May 25, 2013. Come back then for information and photos of the model. The base of the model has a hook on it so it can be hung for storage. Two weeks ago I painted the water with some new techniques I’ve learned.
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