Perilous Plunge

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Perilous Plunge
Perilous Plunge (Knott's Berry Farm) 2002 01.jpg
Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Status Defunct
Operated September 15, 2000 to September 3, 2012
Replaced by Coast Rider
Pacific Scrambler
Surfside Gliders
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Mega Splash
Height 121 feet
Drop 115 feet
Speed 53 mph

Perilous Plunge was a Shoot The Chute built by Intamin formerly located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA. It was one of the first Mega Splash models to be built. The ride operated from 2000 to 2012.


Perilous Plunge opened on September 15, 2000.

On August 13, 2012, Knott's Berry Farm announced that Perilous Plunge would permanently close on September 3 in order to make room for Coast Rider, Pacific Scrambler and Surfside Gliders.[1]


  • On September 21, 2001, a 40-year-old woman was killed after falling out of the ride vehicle.[2]

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