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Am I the only one wondering why they even gave the ride a storyline? I do not see anything about moonshine or anything like that in the ride so far, and there is quite a bit done. In the tunnel with the turn will there be animatronics or something like that to enhance the story element? As of now this just looks like a water ride through some rocky canyons and not a ride about feuding moonshiners. Dont get me wrong, the ride looks nice so far, but Cedar Fair has been known to skimp out on the scenery quite often. Remember, concept art lies 99% of the time, even Terminator looked like it was above a well landscaped field in the concept art as opposed to over the regular ground of Six Flags. I am hoping there will be some kind of theming in the que at least to tell the story or something along those lines.

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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

OK these are freaking cool. https://cedarpointonlineshop.com/

Made it out to Cedar Point this past weekend, October 17th-18th with my mom and dad to visit my sister working at the park. My sister works at Dorney, but since they closed early, a bunch of full time

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^Terminator's concept looked to be drawn long before the terminator theme was decided upon.

 

As for this story line, where the ride sits (or rather where the drops are) there used to be animation for the Paddlewheel Excursions Ride (think Jungle cruise) about two families feuding over moonshine. It's just a nice nod to the area it's in (kinda like keeping the heads of the animals from country Bear Jamboree in Winnie The Pooh) but what remains to be seen is how much they'll actually theme it to the story line. They already have the animation if they just wanted to stick it on either side of the ride at any point so that would be easy enough.

 

 

RC "Capitan Hector" Freak

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Cedar Point has posted new construction photos for Shoot the Rapids, showing how much closer they are to it's completion.

 

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/water/shoot_the_rapids/images/str10_construction_040710.cfm

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Light posts are placed near the future home of lockers and the ride queue.

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The on-ride photo building is going up.

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The exit ramp stairs.

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The queue line leading to the station.

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View of the final drop from the station.

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Entrance to the station.

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Rock work has begun in the final splash pool.

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Framing has started on the tunnel, located just outside the station.

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The temporary dams have been removed.

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The lagoon is back!

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Rock work on the island is wrapping up.

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Riders will find water surprises inside the canyon.

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The run-out at the bottom of the 85-foot-tall first drop.

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The bottom of the first drop.

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Inside the rock canyon on the island.

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This concrete pad is the foundation for a new storage building.

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Entrance to the first lift.

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Workers are cleaning up the construction site and preparing for final steps.

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Workers spray concrete onto forms that will become the final drop's rock work.

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The entire entrance area.

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It looks good. But it's kind of a shame that they didn't enclose it inside a fake mountain or something. Oh well, I'm sure it's still going to be awesome.

 

 

Heh. No. The day Cedar Fair actually applies good theming to their rides, that's the day hell has frozen over.

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This is looking fantastic. It's really looking like it fits well into that area of the park and doesn't seem to stick out. Woods and browns over bright red, yellow or orange paint and steel siding. I can live with that

 

Can't wait to try it out this summer. A perfect compromise between tow-boat and shoot the chutes. Although this looks like it'll be a bit more wet than the average flume?

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I have a couple of questions about the new Intamin flumes. Does anyone know if the car is attached to the track or does it just run on top of the those poles? and what does the thing in the middle of the drop do? Is that what hooks it on?

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I have a couple of questions about the new Intamin flumes. Does anyone know if the car is attached to the track or does it just run on top of the those poles? and what does the thing in the middle of the drop do? Is that what hooks it on?

 

The thing in the middle of the drop, if I'm not mistaken, keeps the boat straight (I would have said keeps the boat from falling off, but I remembered the old Arrow log flumes...), so the boat doesnt decide to turn a little and crash at the bottom.

 

The boat isn't attached to any track except for the lift hills. Its guided by the walls and pushed along by the water.

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^ The pictures are taken and uploaded by Cedar Point. We just steal them.

Can't wait to ride it this summer!

*facepalm* i knew that... don't judge me ( )

 

we're sneaky.

 

Woops... Sorry.

 

I FAIL.

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^ The pictures are taken and uploaded by Cedar Point. We just steal them.

Can't wait to ride it this summer!

*facepalm* i knew that... don't judge me ( )

 

we're sneaky.

 

Woops... Sorry.

 

I FAIL.

no, i fail. i didn't know that before, so i had a "stupidity" moment . lol

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I have a couple of questions about the new Intamin flumes. Does anyone know if the car is attached to the track or does it just run on top of the those poles? and what does the thing in the middle of the drop do? Is that what hooks it on?

 

The thing in the middle of the drop, if I'm not mistaken, keeps the boat straight (I would have said keeps the boat from falling off, but I remembered the old Arrow log flumes...), so the boat doesnt decide to turn a little and crash at the bottom.

 

The boat isn't attached to any track except for the lift hills. Its guided by the walls and pushed along by the water.

 

Thanks. I was confused because looking at Pilgrim's Plunge photos it was hard to see if it was resting on anything besides the shallow trough, which I thought would be to flimsy to support the weight of the boat or keep the boat on track.

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^^

 

That means I fail at failing. Well. That's bad.

 

By the way, I'm pretty anxious to see what sort of theming it's going to have... If any.

 

Also, another question:

I've wondered this for a while, why doesn't CP have a flash pass sort-of system? With 2 hr waits for the big rides on crowded days, it would make (rich) guests happier. And it would make good profit for the park!

I remember seeing some people getting "stamped", though. But that is a long time ago. Can anyone explain?

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^^Cause I'm almost completely convinced that Cedar Point and Cedar Fair REALLY don't care that much about their customers, its more about making a profit then anything else. Besides, their hand-stamp system in the past really wasn't a good system...at all. If you WANTED to get that you ended up having to wait an hour or more before they started giving them out just to GET one, then you would have to wait another 2 hours for your time, then another 20 minutes in the "fast" line. It just didn't work. You ended up waiting just as long, if not longer, then you would've normally.

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^They had a flash pass system about 10 years ago, but did away with it for what I believe were logistical reasons. I guess it wasn't working as well as they thought it would.

I remember that... Ticket To Ride or something along that lines?

 

Yeah, it really didn't work out that well...

 

In 2002 they handed us a ticket for MF and in 2003 was even more crazy where they stamped one of your hands with a Raptor stamp and the other with MF with the time frame to return back to the ride at. It looked like this:

That ink never washed off either...I'm sure I still have remnants of it on my hand somewhere!

 

I would *love* to see Cedar Fair parks get something like Lo-Q for their parks.

 

--Robb

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^When I went in 2000 they had a similar system to what Disney had at the time. You would scan your single day ticket at a kiosk in front of the ride, and it would print you a paper ticket to tell you when you could ride. They would obviously only let people in with the correct time on their tickets (I do believe the tickets were either 20 or 30 minute increments), and you could only have one ticket at a time to prevent hoarding. The first time I ever rode MF was with a 20 minute wait thanks to the system they had in place that year. Also keep in mind, I could totally be confusing CP's system with Disney's, as my memory is a bit fuzzy from 10 years ago.

 

Please, someone who remembers, help me out!

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