I want my WWL back, darnit! Even small parks have flumes. CP used to have Two, now it lacks a type of ride that I would consider very important for a park to have.
All of this talk about a new coaster at Cedar Point leaves me wishing for a new flume. What does everyone think the park would do about replacing WWL? Where would they put it? How soon will we see another? Will it be high tech or old style? How urgent does the park feel it is to replace it?
Unless there's a public outcry for a new flume... it's going to be a tough sell to get one, because it's not all that easily marketable unless you combine it with another ride or two.
Back in the olden days, that was the feature ride for some parks... but now-a-days, it's just "aah, whatever"... yet it's still beloved by many because it's such a staple since everyone of all ages can enjoy the ride... and not get completely soaked!
When was the last new flume ride that opened up at an existing park?
It sounds like most who are missing it, are doing so for sentimental reasons, but as Johnny said earlier WWL was a walk-on most times, and that was my experience everytime I can remember.
It was always a fun ride, and a great cool down on hot days, (esp. if you didn't want to get totally drenched on Thunder Canyon.) But the people have spoken for years by choosing to ride other rides instead.
Whatever CP puts in it's place will be awesome though...whatever it may be.
Now officially a Halloween Haunt Cornstalker for Fall '08!
I still think the log flume has a place in the amusement park. They generally don't get you too wet, unless I'm manning the 25-cent water cannons and other water obstacles:) Hell, Great Adventure has two decent sized flumes and they're both popular.
Impuls-ive, you may hate water rides, but I take it you don't have sweatglands:) Just remember--extremely hot day equals fewer people in lines for coasters, and more people in lines for water-based rides.
I doubt very much we will be seeing a log flume ride in the near future at CP. It makes very little sense to build a new flume after ripping down an existing one. A water coaster is possible but it just doesn't seem to fit in with the recent coaster additions. Only Kinzel knows for sure (and a select group of lucky people)
Ok at Sea World San Antonio, Texas Splashdown can get terribly LONG waits, like 1.5 hour lines for it. For a sea world park that line is massive!!! The que for the ride is long with a lot of switchbacks. The roller coasters never have that long of a wait though. Flumes are pretty good.