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Knott's Berry Farm confirms addition of three new family rides for 2013 season

Knott's Boardwalk concept art

Knott's Berry Farm will add three new family rides to its line-up for the 2013 season, replacing the former Perilous Plunge water ride.

The park is spending several million dollars on the new additions, which will be placed in the Knott's Boardwalk area. They will include a "wild mouse"-style roller coaster, a Flying Scooters ride and a classic scrambler attraction. All three rides will fit into the site previously occupied by the sprawling Perilous Plunge.

The first new addition, Coast Rider, will be an Extended Wild Mouse coaster manufactured by German firm Mack. As with other rides of its type, it will feature a large number of sharp hairpin turns, packed into a 1,339-foot circuit.

Surfside Glider, meanwhile, will be a traditional midway ride in which riders board two-men "aircraft" that rotate around a central column. Pacific Scrambler will be the final addition, sending guests into a spin as they rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise.

Perilous Plunge was closed on September 3, 2012, having originally claimed the title of "tallest water ride in the world" when it debuted in September 2000. It saw guests being carried in large boats to the top of a 121-foot tower, before plummeting down a 115-foot, 75-degree drop into a splash zone below.

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