Flume replacement for CP?

Thursday, February 16, 2006 2:24 PM
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?

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 2:41 PM
I think CP will go REAL old school and just put people in barrels and toss em into the lake.

If you make it back, you get to ride again for free!

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:10 PM
It's hard to say what CP is going to do for 2007. We're looking at something rather large though.
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Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:26 PM
In a podcast Kinzel said something about taking into account that people like flumes. Sorry I don't remember the exact quote.
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Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:29 PM
They are probably just going to wait until Magnum sinks low enough so that parts of it are covered by Lake Erie and then consider that their flume.
"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
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Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:37 PM
they could get a new flume type ride and up their coaster count by getting a water coaster.
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Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:43 PM
DawgByte II's avatar 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?

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 4:15 PM
If everyone wants a flume so much than why did WWL sit around allot with no riders. Many a time WWL was a walk on.
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Thursday, February 16, 2006 4:18 PM
Well I would have ridden it more, but that water was nasty. And if it got on your clothes, you were ruined for the rest of the day.
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Thursday, February 16, 2006 4:25 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar They should build the longest, tallest, steepest, fastest, and wetest log flume on the planet! They could make it a dueling flume ride with near-miss "float-by's". :)

One side could be "You will get wet on this ride" and the other side could be "You might as well forget about being dry the rest of the day". :)


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 4:40 PM

DawgByte II said:


When was the last new flume ride that opened up at an existing park?


Idlewild, 2005. It's not the largest you'll ever see, but it fits pretty well with the rest of the park. So yes, someone can still build them.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 4:41 PM
And you think that a new flume won't have nasty water that gets all over your clothes and soaks you for the rest of the day?

Good riddance. I can't stand water rides ...

Edit: to be technical, Idlewild's wasn't a "new" flume, just a relocated one ...

*** Edited 2/16/2006 9:42:53 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***


Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
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Thursday, February 16, 2006 4:45 PM
Intamin made SFA's reversable log flume.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 5:32 PM
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.


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Thursday, February 16, 2006 5:36 PM
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.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 5:50 PM
Sure there is a big difference between WWL and the other two water rides that absolutely soak you, but if you reallly truly need to go on a water ride, go on the flume or TC.

Good point tho, Intamin Fan. :)


CP was amazing, going back next June to ride Maverick

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:39 PM
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)
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Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:52 PM
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.
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Thursday, February 16, 2006 7:22 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

Acoustic Viscosity said:
They should build the longest, tallest, steepest, fastest, and wetest log flume on the planet! They could make it a dueling flume ride with near-miss "float-by's".

One side could be "You will get wet on this ride" and the other side could be "You might as well forget about being dry the rest of the day".


LOL! Don't forget they would launch as well. ;-)

-Tina

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Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:14 PM
How about a huge, well themed dark ride/log flume, like BPB's Valhalla? That ride was outstanding.

Schwarzkopf shuttle loops...The most possible fun in 36 seconds.

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