Cedar Point's Shoot The Rapids rolls back off lift, one rider transported to hospital

Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 10:53 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Seven riders were injured today on Shoot the Rapids at Cedar Point after a boat rolled back down a lift hill. The riders were treated at the park's first aid center. Six were released, but one was transported to Firelands Regional Medical Center for further evaluation, and later released.

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Friday, July 26, 2013 1:59 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

NeverAgain said:
...what about those people?

They were not submerged upside down in water. Like Jeph said.

None of this is minimizing the accident, just the poorly done, completely based on nothing true, animation in question. The animation is doing more harm than good and people here are (smartly) pointing that out.

Jeph's comment is dead on. The accident didn't happen that way and people were not submerged upside down in the water as the video suggests they were. Hell, even your description confirms it.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Friday, July 26, 2013 2:00 PM
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Friday, July 26, 2013 2:08 PM
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Well, the one picture I saw has the boat at only about a 20 degree list, not anywhere close to actually flipping. Also, when you pass the ride on the train, you can see where the concrete in the flume was smashed by the boat. The boat apparently didn't even ride up to the full height of the flume, it seems to have come to a rest where it smashed through the concrete which is only about two thirds the total height of the flume. That seems to support a 20 or 30 degree list.

Unless someone took a video of the actual event, we will never know how much guests did to actually help the situation as opposed to the human instinct of wanting to help others and running over to the boat with good intentions of doing something.

Last edited by Pete, Friday, July 26, 2013 2:34 PM

I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

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Friday, July 26, 2013 2:33 PM
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Still of more assistance to the riders than George Zimmerman was to the family whose SUV "flipped upside down"...

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Friday, July 26, 2013 2:40 PM

Didn't know you were a poor Tray Tray fan.

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Friday, July 26, 2013 3:44 PM
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Seeing as how 'poor Tray Tray' was shot for doing nothing more than walking down a street till he had to stand his ground against someone who confronted him with a gun, I guess I'm a 'fan' too.

Seriously?


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Friday, July 26, 2013 4:06 PM
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In before close


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:01 PM
Shawn Meyer's avatar

Anybody hear anything about Shoot the Rapids? I'm just curious if Intamin has came out to work on the boats or the layout or something. I know it's doubtful that it will open for the rest of 2013, but I'm hopeful that they figure out a solution. The last that I saw the boats were outside of layout sitting by Mantis.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:20 PM
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I think the fact that you had to delete your last post and repost it again to bump the thread should tell you exactly how much anyone has heard.

Trust me, it's not that no one saw your inquiry, it's that no one knows anything. When the time comes, we'll all be aware.


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:25 PM

I heard it rolled back the lift hill.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:25 PM

I dunno. I wouldn't go so far as to characterize self-awareness as a universal trait in this forum...


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:31 PM
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Sorry guys. I'm just feeling a little anxious of what Shoot the Rapids fate will be. Don't want to see it removed.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:37 PM

I doubt it's going anywhere any time soon. I can't see CP abandoning its multi-million dollar investment in the ride without exhausting every reasonable remedy.

...though I wouldn't be surprised if they remove the loop.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:05 AM
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^ Shoot the Rapids has a loop? I'm confused here.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:59 AM

Son of Beast joke. And not a very good one.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:01 AM
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I thought of it as a subtle jab at the boat semi-capsizing, in which case it worked beautifully.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:29 AM
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Lord Gonchar said:

Trust me, it's not that no one saw your inquiry, it's that no one knows anything. When the time comes, we'll all be aware.

I don't buy that. What, just because someone on Coasterbuzz doesn't have an update on the status of this ride, its status is the same?

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:31 AM
sirloindude's avatar

No. However, it's also not like we forgot about what happened, so when we know something, we'll say it. Until then, the best course of action is to continue to argue about how pointless hotels in central New Jersey are and to point out that there are things in life we just don't "get," such as wooden water slides in Pennsylvania with three lift hills that don't actually have water.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:39 AM
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^Don't have water.....yet. Given their history of flooding, Turns might just become the world's most expensive wooden log flume.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:43 AM
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bjames said:

I don't buy that. What, just because someone on Coasterbuzz doesn't have an update on the status of this ride, its status is the same?

Schrödinger's Flume?

Deep.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:44 AM

And a better one than Shoot the Rapids, I'll wager.

Edit: thanks for sneaking your post in just before mine, Gonch. It totally ruined my joke. What's worse, yours was better. ;)

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