Padre Plunge

Padre Plunge
Location Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 2017 to August 2017
Alabama Adventure
Location Bessemer, Alabama, USA
Operated May 28, 2011 to 2011
Manufacturer SkyTrans Manufacturing
Product Shoot The Chute
Capacity 20 per boat
Height 50 feet

Padre Plunge was a Shoot The Chute ride previously located at the Schlitterbahn water park in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. It previously operated at Alabama Adventure. The ride was 610 feet long and 50 feet high and was manufactured by SkyTrans Manufacturing.[1]


Buzzsaw Falls opened at Alabama Adventure on May 28, 2011. It was located on the site of a former dinosaur walk-through, which was removed several years earlier.[2] The ride's name was chosen as the result of a naming contest, and the winning entry was submitted anonymously.[3] The ride only operated for one season because in 2012, Alabama Adventure began operating exclusively as a water park.[4]

This attraction reopened at the Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi water park in May 2017 following numerous delays.[5] In August of the same year, Hurricane Harvey hit the park, severely damaging the attraction. Padre Plunge never reopened was demolished in March 2020.[6][7]


  1. "BuzzSaw Falls to debut at Alabama Adventure". Attractions Management.
  2. "Alabama Adventure opens Buzzsaw Falls" (PDF). Amusement Today.
  3. Nash, Martin (2010-11-30). "BuzzSaw Falls to debut at Alabama Adventure". Attractions Management. Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  4. "Alabama Adventure to Become Waterpark Only". Coaster101. April 5, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  5. "Padre Plunge log ride makes a splash at Schlitterbahn". Caller Times.
  6. "New owner rebrands Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi resort as 'Waves Resort'". AZ Central.
  7. "'Padre Plunge' water slide demolished at former Corpus Christi Schlitterbahn". Kiiitv.
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