Cedar Point reportedly removing Shoot The Rapids

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:21 PM | Contributed by matt.

Sources tell The Sandusky Register that Cedar Point started to tear down Shoot The Rapids on Tuesday. The park would not comment.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 3:44 AM

Shawn Meyer said:

As many of you know, I really really enjoyed Shoot the Rapids. I'm crushed about it

Not a really good choice of words there, no?

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Friday, February 12, 2016 8:29 AM

Sandor is such a dick.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 9:54 AM

He's always reminded me of Putin for some reason.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 10:20 AM

^Oh no - now someone's going to post a pic of a shirtless Sandor astride a horse!

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Friday, February 12, 2016 2:02 PM

I only rode it once and I had a great time on it becuase my wife hates water rides. I told her that we wouldnt get that wet (she didnt pay attention to all the water in the boat and seats). We were both drenched and she didnt talk to me for a couple hours.

The ride experience besides that was not much fun. All I remember was the boat going very slow and banging into the concrete walls.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 2:39 PM

You definitely have a different perspective than me on what constitutes a fun marriage.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 2:45 PM

Well it was fun while on the ride but trust me she got me back for that one.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 4:37 PM

LostKause said:

I never got to ride StR............the layout was just plain stupid.

Not saying you're wrong, but, if you never rode it, how,would you know? :)

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Friday, February 12, 2016 5:08 PM

That is a requirement? We have people here who hate rides before they are even built much less ridden. Travis at least saw it in person before thinking the layout was stupid.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 5:14 PM

CoasterCritique said:

There are next to no spots avavliable for any big new rides at the park...

I remember thinking this about Cedar Point in 1999. And again in 2001. And 2002. And 2006. And 2012. And 2015.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 5:46 PM

They'll have plenty of space when Magnum finally finishes sinking.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 7:18 PM

GoBucks I'm impartial to the opinions people hold about coasters before they are built, or before ridding them. I mean look at a dragon coaster for the little wee ones. You know right away its gonna suck, its just obvious, but its also not meant for a full grown adult either. I think there are certainly other exceptions as-well to these strong opinions. Most of us have all ridden painful arrow loopers, so when we see an arrow looper with a different design even, the assumption that the ride sucks might be completely accurate. I've ridden Behemoth at Wonderland countless times, so when I look at a ride like Goliath at La Ronde, Im gonna safely assume its gonna suck and be boring for its smaller in scale size, and its simple out and back hilly layout. Judging a coaster before ridding it might seem ridiculous, but based on my experience I think I'm probably going to be right about my assumption. At least in my own mind. I think there is a fine line here and it really comes down to personal preference.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 7:25 PM

Bakeman31092 said:

I remember thinking this about Cedar Point in 1999. And again in 2001. And 2002. And 2006. And 2012. And 2015.

Yup.

There's plenty of places to add rides, attractions and so on. .If the park starts, say, consolidating off stage operations, they could open up even more space.

Digression: Speaking of finding ways to add new coasters, I keep wondering just exactly how many coasters Hersheypark thinks it can squeeze into The Hollow. :-)

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:04 AM

CoasterDiscern said:
I mean look at a dragon coaster for the little wee ones. You know right away its gonna suck, its just obvious, but its also not meant for a full grown adult either.

We can't be friends.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:09 AM

Is "ridding" Canadian for "riding"?

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:17 AM

Wanna go ridding, eh?

Last edited by slithernoggin, Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:17 AM
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Saturday, February 13, 2016 12:31 PM

bjames said:

I see. But the ride worked for a while, so obviously pumps *were* enough to keep it moving.

But there's still nothing on Earth as reliable, or energy-free, as moving water downhill via gravity...

Dive to Atlantis at Noah's Ark was another ride where the trough was "too level" - the ride doesn't move if you're effectively in a pond.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 4:26 PM

I think what I said might be a little far stretched, but I do kinda see how some people feel a ride might suck before ever ridding.

haha sorry I got excited when I was typing the word "riding" and double tapped. Oh yea I just went there!! ;)

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 5:00 PM

I'm sure I don't have to ride a ride to have an opinion about its layout and design. I was talking about appearance, and not the actual experience of riding it.

About ride experience though, sure, people like us who have been on a lot of different rides can probably figure out if a ride is any good by looking at it and taking into consideration similar rides.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016 6:32 AM

Given the almost universal hatred for the ride, can't we just give Travis a pass on this one? ;)

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