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When I worked on the train for part of last year I kept telling people I saw marking flags over in the area where this is being built but no one believed me because they didn't see them (I had a different view as I stood on the back). If my memory of that area serves me right much of the area was previously used as a "junkyard" of old parts of various older attractions- I think one of the wheels from the Frontier Lift was back there. On this same topic...where is the train in the images shown? It passes under the end of SRF and then cuts across part of where this ride is going to be- are they moving the tracks again? That would add to the construction cost just as the relocation of the Giant Wheel added to the cost of MF.

 

My only complaint about the ride is that now all of CP's water rides are SOAK rides. What happened to a spritz of water like on WWL? From an ops perspective I can tell you that SRF staff used to help us out on the Mine Ride because they were only opened part of the day all the way into June (same with Rapids). Ever since the first rapids rides started going in (by Intamin) it seems all water rides want to completely soak you to the skin- I don't get it.

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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

So basically there were about as many rides open as there would be in peak season with 15 mph winds.

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The second drop is smaller than the first drop?

 

I have seen that posted already, why does it matter which order they are in?

 

I just find it a bit wierd, usually these waterrides build up some sort of tension, with the drops getting bigger and bigger- not that I'm not a fan of CP's idea though. I just thought it was a bit funny, i haven't seen something like that before!

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When I worked on the train for part of last year I kept telling people I saw marking flags over in the area where this is being built but no one believed me because they didn't see them (I had a different view as I stood on the back). If my memory of that area serves me right much of the area was previously used as a "junkyard" of old parts of various older attractions- I think one of the wheels from the Frontier Lift was back there. On this same topic...where is the train in the images shown? It passes under the end of SRF and then cuts across part of where this ride is going to be- are they moving the tracks again? That would add to the construction cost just as the relocation of the Giant Wheel added to the cost of MF.

 

My only complaint about the ride is that now all of CP's water rides are SOAK rides. What happened to a spritz of water like on WWL? From an ops perspective I can tell you that SRF staff used to help us out on the Mine Ride because they were only opened part of the day all the way into June (same with Rapids). Ever since the first rapids rides started going in (by Intamin) it seems all water rides want to completely soak you to the skin- I don't get it.

Apparently they are not going to move the tracks. Instead there will just be another crossing put in.

 

I have the same complaint about the amount of wetness of this ride. However knowing Cedar Fair, eventually all water effects will stop working and you will only get wet by the drops.

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I think weather will determine just how wet you get. If next summer is anything like last summer, I can't really see all the effects on--unless Ohio never had a cold summer like we did.

 

We had a very cold summer this year. Two weeks of last month never got warmer than 75..... it was ridiculous. And to confirm about the rail road tracks, I believe they said in their youtube pointcast where they were talking with Robert Decker that they were adding another train crossing.

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I think weather will determine just how wet you get. If next summer is anything like last summer, I can't really see all the effects on--unless Ohio never had a cold summer like we did.

 

We had a very cold summer this year. Two weeks of last month never got warmer than 75..... it was ridiculous. And to confirm about the rail road tracks, I believe they said in their youtube pointcast where they were talking with Robert Decker that they were adding another train crossing.

By the way heading to the park today!

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New entry from CP's blog. The video answers some of your questions about wetness and, of course, theming:

 

We've just posted a new PointCast on our YouTube channel.

 

Rob Decker tells us a little about Shoot the Rapids and...the important question...how wet we will get.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLElj0bnkss&feature=channel_page

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I am not a fan of soak rides for the many reasons mentioned before.

At ASTROWORLD, I NEVER once rode the Intamin chute water ride.

 

With that said, thousands of people stood in line each day to ride it and get soaked. People would stand on the bridge to be splashed and soaked by a huge wave. So...people do like this soaked effect.

Perhaps just not many of us.

 

Would I ride this? NO, but I bet thousands of others a day will and have the time of their life doing so.

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In the new pointcast, didn't they say they could turn off some of the effects in colder weather.

 

I'll ride it anyways. Then I could ride SRF (Which probably will be in its last years because of STR) and Thunder Canyon again.

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^Yeah, I think that given the limited space and all, I fake mountain would be kind of difficult. Maybe if they had it intertwined with MF's pretzel turnaround...

It's interesting that they put another ride in their Frontier area, given that Skyhawk and Maverick have been the park's last two major additions.

 

I'm glad that CP is adding a medium sized ride, it helps round out the park.

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I love CP but another "soaker"? I think they would have been better off with a more traditional flume experience.

 

I still love riding log flumes cause they do not SOAK you.

 

Maybe I am getting old but if I want to be soaking wet I will be in a bathing suit, swimming or in a water park.

 

Hopefully it is adjustable where they can keep the wetness to a refreshing cool down.

 

JEFF

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A great addition for the park and for families! Despite all of the complaining on here, CP basically delivered what most people wanted...a replacement water-themed attraction for WWL and a family-friendly ride.

 

I originally called a water ride, but I really figured that CP would go for tallest and fastest. I am glad that they went mid-range with the lift heights so all family members can enjoy it.

 

One thing I am wondering - are they going to utilize Lake Erie water like on Thunder Canyon, or have it's own water supply like SNF?

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^ Awesome! Yes, I agree...Thunder Canyon is fun, but it sucks to smell like Lake Erie water for the rest of the day.

 

In looking at the price tag, I think it would be pretty costly to develop an all new water supply system over the top of an already existing water supply from Lake Erie....sure glad they are though!

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