ThrillSeeker3814 wrote:Ok all I was really asking since it is the topic I started really I should rephrase if they are looking into that’s if they’re looking into creating a new type of water ride for a dry park is MackPower Splash, SuperSplash the next generation of water rides at dry parks? Shoot the rapids at CP didn’t close for high maintenance I don’t think it was because their was an accident causing the boat to go backwards on the lift hill.
What I got from this was: Are the Mack water coaster types (PowerSplash, SuperSplash, water coaster) the next generation of water rides at dry parks?
My answer to that would be: not necessarily. Smaller parks, especially international parks, still do log flumes because they're simple. A kid or parent can just hop in the boat and go. The vehicles are easy to maintain because they're effectively just shells with wheels.
A water coaster from any manufacturer - Mack, Intamin or someone else - is much more involved. For a start, the boats have locking restraint systems and have to be able to switch from a free-flowing channel to a track and back again (EDIT: technically log flumes do this too but their "track" is a lot simpler). The PowerSplash is less of a water coaster and more of a regular shuttle coaster with a water splash, as the "boats" are always running on the coaster track.
EDIT 2: The other argument being made was that Shoot the Rapids closed because of the accident and not because of the maintenance costs.