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Another update, as things are moving smoothly at the STR Construction Site. Straight from Cedar Point themselves, we have pictures and a new blog.




We're getting closer. Inching ever-so-slowly to May 15. We've talked about the signs of spring earlier, but just like leaves seem to just sprout up all at once, our ride cars at the park are doing the same:




Ride vehicles are coming out of their winter rehab and onto the midways, which means we're almost ready to get them assembled and running again. We love it.


Speaking of spring and leaves, the leaves are now sprouting at Shoot the Rapids, as crews are planting trees, installing fences and cleaning up the ride site.


We've also been told that we're days away from filling the reservoirs with water. We'll start with the island reservoir and then move over to the mainland reservoir.


The water is pumped in through regular water lines, cycled through the filtration system and will then become the ride's means of movement and saturation.


Rock work in the final splash pool is complete.


The final run-out.


Workers are planting trees all around the ride site. TREEEEEEES!


More trees near the first lift hill. MORE TREEEEEES!


Inside the station, workers are cleaning up, preparing for queue line.


The entrance ramp to the station. The left side is for our Special Access guests.


Crews from Cedar Point and IntaRide test the drive wheels in the station.


The final turn into the station. I FOUND MORE TREEEEEEES!


Crews are cleaning each splash pool in preparation for filling.


The rock canyon on the island is ready.


Coming soon, Water

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That happens to be right where the trims are. Maybe they are adding magnetic brakes, which would be awesome


Why would that be awesome? There would be no more random trimless rides.


Interesting picture. I'm going to say it valleyed. It has been both chilly and windy lately.

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^Yeah, I gotta say retrofitting those trains with magnetic brakes, while plausible, wouldn't be practical. That ride performs very, very differently from day to day depending on weather because of its location right on the lakefront. The trims are turned off on colder/windier days so it has enough speed to finish and keep the interval up, and turned on when it's warm/humid so it doesn't kill all 36 people on board. Magnetic brakes would probably throw a wrench in that equilibrium they have going with the trims. Not only that, I can't even imagine how strong the magnetic brakes would have to be on the final brake run because that thing FLIES into those brakes.

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First up are random updates from around the park. MaXair got some new paint and the only thing in the spot that Demon Drop used to occupy is dirt.


April 19, 2010 Blog


Cedar Point is having an auction to be one of the first riders for Shoot the Rapids.

First Riders and More


Want to be the first to ride Shoot the Rapids and help out a great cause? Then click here to place a bid for a chance to have those bragging rights!


Your bids benefit the Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross. As they say, bid early, bid often.

April 21, 2010 Blog


And now for some Shoot the Rapids pictures! Here are a couple before and after pics.




After. Notice the water cannons at the bottom?






Some people have said that there may be some theming in the tunnel, but based on its size it would be very minimal.


Gates have been installed


An overview of Shoot the Rapids. Look, the waterfalls are running!


Of course more pictures can be found in their construction gallery.

April 15, 2010 Construction

April 19, 2010 Construction

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