Perilous Plunge is about to have its last riders this season. The park, Knott's Berry Farm, has decided to shut down the ride after Labor Day 2012. The ride has been operating since September of 2000, giving it roughly 12 years of service.
The ride has been plagued with problems including the death of a woman in 2001 when the restraints failed to keep her in the seat. The state then required extensive fixes for the ride including a four point harness to keep riders more restrained.
In 2006 the original boats for the ride were retired and new boats were put into place with the harder over the shoulder restraints.
The last day of operation will be September 3rd, 2012.
For more information about this closure, please see the OCRegister.