As InterPark went to press final touches were being made to what could be the tallest water ride in the world.
At 135ft tall, Pilgrim’s Plunge, located at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Indiana, US, has been touted as the largest of its kind in the world. The US$4.3m ride, supplied by Intamin, is set to debut May 2 when Holiday World opens for the 2009 season.
According to Will Koch, Holiday World president, only two other rides are designed like Pilgrim’s Plunge, but they are both smaller. The water ride will use an elevator to lift 10-passenger boats into the air and then send them down a chute at a 45-degree angle, hitting the water at 50mph.