By Paula @ Holiday World

Sir IsaacSir Isaac Newton said it first: “What goes up must come down.”

Centuries later, Blood, Sweat & Tears set the phrase to music.

Whether you prefer physics or ’60s pop-culture references, it’s time for us to let you know that Giraffica, the ride formerly known as Pilgrims Plunge, is no more. The tower is being removed this week.

If you’re one of our super-fans, you’re probably not surprised. You’ve noticed the ride has not been open as often as we all would have liked. We sincerely apologize for the disappointment.

In researching the story of the Mayflower, we learned that there was originally a second ship filled with Pilgrims. It was called the Speedwell. In 1620, the two ships set sail for the New World but they were forced to turn back not once, but twice. It seems Speedwell was simply not up to the voyage that was to come.

And so the Pilgrims from both ships set sail that September on board the Mayflower, heading toward freedom. They took along what they could from Speedwell, but were forced to leave behind that which could no longer serve them well.

Sir Isaac also said, “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This action we just took? It isn’t the end of our Thanksgiving feast.

We hope you’ll join us this season as the Mayflower sails merrily in our Thanksgiving section. And like the good sailors on board the original ship, be sure to keep a steady watch on the horizon.


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12 Responses to “The wisdom of Sir Isaac”

  1. Robert Williams

    Sad… Watched the tower go up live back then, and was really excited when the ‘arch’ went up. Seemed like a good idea, but I suppose the lift idea was not compatible with the water running over it all the time. Too bad it cannot be saved by adding some sort of lift hill similar to a coaster to keep it up and running.

    Wasn’t it the Tallest in the world?

  2. Jack Knueve

    The removal of rides is always sad, but this is very sad. I have 2 questions for you

    1. Will the ride be sold to a new park?
    2. Will you put a new ride in the area it had? If you do I suggest a new roller coaster. There’s been no new coaster since 2006

  3. Sullivan

    When will you add a new roller coaster? I’ve been waiting for ever for I new one. I have been going there every year from when I was 2 so a surprise email or something will be nice! Love your park! It’s so clean and tidy I will never stop going to Holiday World! Thanks for being a big part of my life Holiday World!

  4. Martha

    Sad pure sad I am coming to Indiana this summer and we were planning to ride it for the first time sad ????????????????????