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Pilgrims Plunge Fact Sheet
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 26 August, 2008
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Werne, 812-937-5209; email@example.com
PILGRIMS PLUNGE FACT SHEET
DESCRIPTION: Pilgrims Plunge is the World's Tallest Water Ride. A classic "shoot the chute" ride, Pilgrims Plunge will utilize an open elevator to lift boats filled with riders 135 feet in the air. The boats will pause briefly and then rapidly descend a record 131 feet at a 45-degree angle, creating a big splash.
FEATURES: Pilgrims Plunge takes the classic "shoot the chute" ride to new heights. Riders in 10-person boats will first float calmly through a tunnel before entering an open-sided elevator lift. After swiftly rising to the top of the 135-foot tower, each boat will pause briefly before descending rapidly down the flume at a 45-degree angle, creating a dramatic splashdown. On the way back to the themed station, the already-wet riders will be sprayed by geysers. Pilgrims Plunge will have "dual entry," meaning riders may enter from either Holiday World or Splashin' Safari.
TOWER HEIGHT: Pilgrims Plunge's tower height will be 165 feet.
LIFT HEIGHT: The height of the open-sided elevator will be 135 feet.
Riders will lift straight up from ground level to 135 feet in the air in 22 seconds, at six feet per second.
WORLD RECORD/DROP: The drop from the top of the elevator lift will be 131 feet, making Pilgrims Plunge the World's Tallest Water Ride.
DROPS/ANGLES: The elevator lift angle will be 90 degrees (straight up). The angle of descent will be 45 degrees.
TRACK LENGTH: 1,480 feet, station to station.
SPEED: Pilgrims Plunge's maximum speed will top 50 miles per hour.
RIDE TIME: 2 minutes, 40 seconds (station to station).
RIDE VIDEO: http://www.holidayworld.com/new2009.html
FOOTPRINT: Pilgrims Plunge will take up an area equivalent to two football fields, placed end to end.
BOATS: Five 10-passenger boats (seating two across) measuring 15 feet in length.
RESTRAINTS: Individual, double-hydraulic valve, overhead lapbars.
CAPACITY/HEIGHT LIMIT: 960 Guests per hour. Riders must be at least 48 inches tall.
INVESTMENT: $4.3 million, the second largest ride project in Holiday World's history. Part of an $8.4 million expansion project for 2009.
RIDE DESIGNER: Intamin Ltd., Switzerland.
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Werne, 812-937-5209; firstname.lastname@example.org.