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The Playland Plunge was okay as rides of this type go. You get completely soaked, and the drop is okay. Not especially fun or thrilling. The worst part is when you slam against the bar and it hurts your ribs. Worth it on a hot day!
The Playland Plunge is Playlands Hopkins shoot-the-chute. Located towards the very back of the park, Playland Plunge borders the Atlantic Ocean which results in some spectacular views during the ride. While looking at the ride, Playland Plunge looks very similar to the standard shoot-the-chute, but its a bit different. Unlike other versions that I have been on, this one seats only 10 people per boat, unlike the 20 people like the standard shoot-the-chutes that I have been on. Still, the splash looked just as huge as those from other versions of the ride with a boat twice as large. The Playland Plunge has a large queue, but it wasnt filled when I rode because I rode at night when these rides tend to not have a line. They only were running one boat the day I rode the Playland Plunge, but I saw that they had a second boat. Do they ever use both boats during one day? Well, regardless I dont really ever see capacity being a problem for this ride at Playland. Anyway, I boarded the red boat and the ride began its quick climb up the lift hill. While rounding the curve, you got the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean that I had previously mentioned. Following that was the great plunge found on all shoot-the-chute rides. Then came the gigantic splash that looked the same as the splash on other Hopkins shoot-the-chutes, but somehow I didnt get as wet (this probably was because that I rode once alone and another time just with one young boy). Though it lacked any real theming, the Playland Plunge still was a great ride that easily was Playlands most soaking ride. Overall, a good shoot-the-chute ride that while not as good as other versions by Hopkins, it still is a great ride on a hot day for anyone who enjoys shoot-the-chute rides.
Anyone who says this is a standard Hopkins chute ride has apparently not been on one. This is more of a super flume redesigned into a Chute ride. The foot print in very thin and about average depth. The boats only hold 2 across which is interesting. almost like they took there standard boat and cut it in half. The lift is Quick and you get a great view coming around the top. The splash is much better then I expected from this little boat. but In normal Hopkins fashion you get soaked.
The ride area though is not at all appealing. too many concrete areas and no landscaping.
A standard Hopkins chute the chutes. Nothing special, but still fun and great for hot days.
The ride itself isnt veryy exciting, the drop is rather underwhelming.
But it creates such a huge splash. Ive never gotten so wet on a ride before
Very good ride...the splash was as big as the drop, but the downside was
1) You had to pay to be on the ramp where you get drenched
2) My watch broke.
But otherwise, great ride, great park.
A great ride on a hot day - this one really cools you off. It is a real shame that you have to pay to get on the observation bridge, though - every other park Ive been in that offers this type of ride lets you do so for free. But still, its enjoyable, and an easy, quick way to find relief on a scorching New York summer day.
An Excellent addition for Playland. This ride will get you soaked and it is really refreshing on hot days.
The speed and the splash at the bottom of the hill are awesome especially that Rye Playland is a small park. This ride equals up (if not even better) to the splash rides in theme parks.
not best water ride ever been on but its fast and gets you wet, has a nice view and is a nice hill
This ride is good for what it is but is nothing special (or better than Nitro). The ride is aveage height but with a rather large splash. I do not understand why the exit bridge can not be accessed from the exit of the ride. You actully have to ride to get to the bridge. This ride is 4 tickets (equal to 5 last year) this is easily over priced. When you go to this park ride the Derby Racer and only ride other stuff if you have time (and tickets) left over.
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