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I have a couple thoughts...

 

-Why did they decide to re-use the Shoot the Rapids name? If they were attempting to re-create a classic ride, I'd understand that, but other than sharing the name, this ride is completely different from the original Shoot the Rapids. They might as well have just called the ride "Whyte Lightning" for as much as that played into the speculation.

 

-And speaking of the original Shoot the Rapids, I'm amazed that it isn't even referenced ONCE in the press release or any of the information on Cedar Point's website. You'd think they'd at least give it some recognition.

 

-While I'm 100% in favor of this addition to the park and I'm glad to see that land on Millennium Island finally used for something, I have to wonder what this means for future expansion plans. That was really the last sizable chunk of open space left in the park, and I had always assumed that a coaster would eventually wind up there. They're getting to where they'll have to start removing rides to make room for new ones...Mean Streak anyone? I can only hope.

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Facts page:

Safety Restraint: Individual over-the-head lap bars with hand grips

 

 

OTSR to me is over the head and on a water flume, not cool. I really hope that was a mistype or meaning something else.

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/water/shoot_the_rapids.cfm

 

I think the ride will be a good add for the park even tho most people really expected something larger and more extreme.

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Facts page:

Safety Restraint: Individual over-the-head lap bars with hand grips

 

 

OTSR to me is over the head and on a water flume, not cool. I really hope that was a mistype or meaning something else.

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/water/shoot_the_rapids.cfm

You have to watch the video again.

Just take a closer look and you won't see any OTSR.

The boats only have lapbars, but they are attached to the back of the seat.

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Facts page:

Safety Restraint: Individual over-the-head lap bars with hand grips

 

 

OTSR to me is over the head and on a water flume, not cool. I really hope that was a mistype or meaning something else.

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/water/shoot_the_rapids.cfm

 

I think the ride will be a good add for the park even tho most people really expected something larger and more extreme.

 

It's not an OSTR as seen

CREDIT TO ABOUT.COM

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"Shoot The Rapids" is a bit of an odd name, since it's not actually a rapids ride. Looks like a real soaker, too.

 

Congratulations to all those who predicted "water ride." (And to Lance over at Screamscape, who's had that rumor up for, like, a year and half.)

 

I (randomly) predicted spinning coaster and was totally wrong. But, on the plus side, this totally confirms my "Cedar Fair is afraid of restraint-less log flume rides" theory.

 

Looks like a good addition for this particular park.

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In hindsight, CP's clues leading up to the announcement made about as much sense as Lost.

 

But I must say that this really does look like a great addition, it didnt underwhelm me at all, it looks like something CP needs, and if they do it right the ride may actually have character to it!

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I find it amazing they actually are theming a ride, and still naming it the generic model name.

 

Cedar Fair ftw

Except they're not really themeing it. Unless they're putting in some animatronics we didn't see in the video, I fail to see how it's really themed.

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I don't mind getting really wet (though I don't love it either)

 

My last trip I made to Cedar Point with the rest of my family in 2007 the younger members really wished there was some sort of log ride, because many of the coasters were still a little too intimidating for them at that time.

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Just your opinion. I like water rides on a hot day but you have to come prepared for them. Bring a change of clothes, put them in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo.

 

On a side note you can't tell from the pictures or animation but I hop they add some theming like more animatronic figures and things of that nature along the ride. If this thing is themed pretty well, that will really make this ride.

 

It's a nice fit for CP & does fill the niche for both a water flume ride & coaster....it sorta reminds me of SFA's skull mountain when it first opened back in 97.

 

I'm not too much for water rides myself but on a hot day this wouldn't be too bad to have at KD at some point in the future & would fit into the old virginia theme section just fine.

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disneymoc wrote:

Is it just me or do some of the males in the video look overweight?

 

Are they trying to be that realistic?

 

They wanted to avoid hearing fat people question whether they would be able to ride. So they threw in a few fat riders to answer the question.

 

They did this to to show the ACErs that they will be able to ride...zing!

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