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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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Definitely a shame as shoot the rapids was a decent attraction albeit it did have its fair share of maintenance issues.

 

Cue "Intamin Hater" bandwagon in 3.....2.....1.....

 

I like the Intamin coasters in the park plenty. STR though? Awful. How do you build a log flume that can't float in the 21st century when randoms were able to figure it out in the 1920s?

 

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Definitely a shame as shoot the rapids was a decent attraction albeit it did have its fair share of maintenance issues.

 

Cue "Intamin Hater" bandwagon in 3.....2.....1.....

 

I like the Intamin coasters in the park plenty. STR though? Awful. How do you build a log flume that can't float in the 21st century when randoms were able to figure it out in the 1920s?

 

"Randoms"

 

You know its true. Lake Winnie's log flume predates penicillin. It ain't rocket science.

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I totally called this move a while ago!!! Really ever since the accident, I had a feeling this ride's life would be short-lived.

I'm happy they're doing this, because that flume was a dud from the beginning. I'm excited for that spot's potential future expansion.

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Definitely a shame as shoot the rapids was a decent attraction albeit it did have its fair share of maintenance issues.

 

Cue "Intamin Hater" bandwagon in 3.....2.....1.....

 

I like the Intamin coasters in the park plenty. STR though? Awful. How do you build a log flume that can't float in the 21st century when randoms were able to figure it out in the 1920s?

 

"Randoms"

 

You know its true. Lake Winnie's log flume predates penicillin. It ain't rocket science.

 

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Definitely a shame as shoot the rapids was a decent attraction albeit it did have its fair share of maintenance issues.

 

Cue "Intamin Hater" bandwagon in 3.....2.....1.....

 

I like the Intamin coasters in the park plenty. STR though? Awful. How do you build a log flume that can't float in the 21st century when randoms were able to figure it out in the 1920s?

 

Same. I love Maverick and Millennium Force, but Shoot the Rapids was terrible.

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Dang... I was one of the few fans of Shoot the Rapids. I loved the first drop. Oh well, the ride was plagued with mechanical issues, so it makes sense.

I'm with you, I actually really liked it on both of my visits since it opened.

 

Here's to hoping they can work a new flume in with the same theming and such. The ride really looks perfect for the location it's in, and I'd honestly hate to see that station building and the rockwork and such go to waste.

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I actually never was able to ride it because it was down during pretty much all of my visits. With the flume problems Intamin has had between this and Giraffica, it's going to make it harder for them to get business in America. Cedar Fair will probably have a little falling out with them, and Six Flags won't be spending on anything big from them. I really hope they pull through this and do well with Taron and Flying Aces.

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Outside of the drops, I thought Shoot the Rapids was just plain boring. Escape from Pompeii at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a much better Intamin water ride, with actual theming and good physical effects; hell, Le Scoot at BGW is a better ride than Shoot the Rapids.

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Personally, I see a couple flat rides on the mainland (where the station/queue are currently located), and eventually (when Dinos Alive leaves) the remainder of Adventure Island be used for a coaster that interacts with Millennium Force. They already have a gift shop in place for it.

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Too bad they didn't build an Mack water coaster, but now they have the chance to in the future.

 

That would've been a great idea. Mack Watercoasters are fairly reliable.

 

I think most people, deep in their hearts, know that Dinosaurs Alive was a horrible idea from the get go.

 

Glad to hear that.

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I think most people, deep in their hearts, know that Dinosaurs Alive was a horrible idea from the get go.

 

Glad to hear that.

 

People will tell you otherwise and that it was great to get in school kids. They are lying to themselves. They know it is crap. Horrible useless awful crap.

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It was a pretty bad ride. I rode it 3 times and it was infuriating because it would just soak your bottom half. I enjoy tradition log flumes and hope to see one replace this. I will say I liked the way it looked in that area.

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Not speaking from a standpoint of what they should do but what I personally want (though I have no doubt it would be a hit)...

 

The only thing I honestly feel like the park is missing is a log flume. They need a water ride that gets you wet but not soaked. I'll never step foot on a Rapids Ride or a Splash Boat but I love Log Flumes. I don't want a water coaster, I don't want stupid gimmicks I want a real Log Flume again. Obviously Arrow is long gone but Mack and a few others would be perfect. If Cedar Point does this it'll make me happier than basically any coaster addition they could come up with at this point.

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