Since your favorite shoot-the-chute ride is now part of Splashin’ Safari, we are taking away the pilgrims name and changing it to a long, tall safari animal. After swiftly rising to the top of the 135-foot tower in an open-air elevator, each boat pauses briefly before descending rapidly down the flume at a 45-degree angle, creating a dramatic splashdown. Take a long, tall look at Giraffica here on our HoliBlog.
The tallest water ride in America is … Giraffica! Read More »Giraffica’s open-air elevator may just be scarier than the 131 foot dropGiraffica’s tower is 165 tall – nearly as tall as The VoyageGiraffica was called Pilgrims Plunge when it was part of the Thanksgiving section
Tips For Your Visit
- The ride up Giraffica may be scarier than the ride down!
- If you’re a “closed-eyes rider,” try to peek for a second at the top – the view is incredible!
- Ladies, wear your water-proof mascara, as this is one wet ride!
- If you want to cross over to Holiday World after your ride, be sure to have your shoes, shirts and shorts with you.
- Type: Classic shoot-the-chute, with open-air elevator
- Opened: May 2, 2009
- Renamed (from Pilgrims Plunge to Giraffica): October 23, 2012
- Record: Giraffica is the nation’s tallest water ride
- Vehicles: Seven 10-passenger boats
- Theme: The tallest safari animal
- Designer: Intamin Ltd., Switzerland
- Length: 1,480 feet
- Height: Tower is 165 feet tall
- Drop: 131 feet; drop angle is 45 degrees
- Ride time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds
- Top speed: 50 mph
- Attire: Guests may ride in their swimsuits or street clothes
- Restraints: Individual, double-hydraulic valve, overhead lapbars
- Weight: Maximum combined weight, 1,750 pounds per boat
- Height Restrictions: 48” with shoes on; 47” without shoes on