Log Flume Research

Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:28 PM
I'm doing some research on a log flumes. My question is are there any Arrow Log Flumes that have been removed from any parks in the midwest in the past 15 years? This does not count the Mill Race at Cedar Point. Also the ride had a 6ft x 12ft sign that said LOG FLUME, that had to light up at night becasue it has holes for lightbulbs.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:45 PM
I have heard rumors that we are going to lose the Arrow log flume at Dollywood. I think it is flume number 3 or 4.

Miracle Strip also had an Arrow log flume, I don't know what will become of it. There is a 1981 Arrow Log Flume listed for sale on the Ital website, I can't tell from the pictures where that one is from, it does not look like the flume from Miracle Strip.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:49 PM
Wasn't there an Arrow one removed from King's Island? Not sure there, MANY others are more familiar with that park than I am, LOL...

The picture shown on the ITAL website is definitely NOT from Miracle Strip...although there's the *possibility* it had come from elsewhere and was relocated TO Miracle Strip, and the picture is older....seems like a pretty unlikely scenario though...;)

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:50 PM
Kings Island has an arrow log flume that dates from 1968. However, it was renoveated in 2001. Most of the original wood and fiberglass framing was removed and replaced with stainless steel. However, the station area, two lifts and the final drop and splash down area feature the orginal fiberglass and wood structure. The Log Flume is now known as the Wild Thornberrys River Adventure. PKI also removed an arrow Hydra Flume, Kenton`s Cove Keelboat Canal in 2000 which opened in 1973 *** Edited 10/27/2004 4:51:30 PM UTC by coastersrz***
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:50 PM
Uh, there was a small Arrow Log flume at Old Indiana. It's being set up again at Idlewild Park for 2005.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:10 PM
Thanks coastersrz....:)

I knew *of* KCKC, but didn't ride it before it left....did NOT realize it was a hydroflume....bummer that it's gone, I like those.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:43 PM
The Kings Island flume from 1968- I assume that is the one that was installed at Coney Island before it closed?

I remember Seaside Heights having a great flume, I think it was an Arrow. It was very long and had one of those cool rotating loading platforms. It was located on Funtown Pier but disappeared about a decade ago. I wonder where it went because I recall it being one of the best.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:53 PM
I have an old issue of Inside Track magazine with an article on Arrow Flumes that includes a list of every installation as of the date of publication [late 90s]. If you're not in a rush I'd be happy to try to dig it out of storgage and send it to you.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:55 PM
Here's a question....where are there more of the hydroflumes? And what exactly made a hydroflume a hydroflume? I recall KCKC having the bump at the bottom of the drop. That was one of the first "big" rides I ever rode, really miss it.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 2:42 PM

Rob Ascough said:
The Kings Island flume from 1968- I assume that is the one that was installed at Coney Island before it closed?

Yes, KI's flume was moved from Coney Island.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 2:44 PM
SFMM still has their hydroflume....basically, the main differences are in the shape of the boats, which makes them SKIP across the water more than PLUNGE into it....MUCH less water on the riders.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 2:48 PM
I know what Dan is talking about, and where it is. We can't seem to figure out its origin. It looks a little weathered, but is in otherwise good shape. It is not Mill Race though, we figured that much out.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 3:12 PM
.. and it hasn't been there long enough to be Mill Race either. The overgrowth would be ALOT worse.

I know there the boats that Dan is refering to are and I don't recall them being there at least 5 years ago.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 4:03 PM
Question: Are you sure it's an Arrow and not a Hopkins?
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 4:33 PM
Idlewild's had one of those big LOG FLUME signs but it's not going to be used next year when it opens as "Paul Bunyen's Loggin' Toboggan'.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 4:35 PM
Actually gator, the Hydro Flumes originally had a speed bump at the bottom of the drop that produced some fantastic airtime. Unfortunately thanks to too many complaints and injuries, most parks like SFMM have removed the speed bump from their versions, and most remaining HF's are now just your run of the mill log flumes with boats instead of logs.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 5:41 PM
Like I said this field is somewhat close to my house in Northern Ohio. Here are some pics:

http://www.pbase.com/dannyjphoto/log_flume_mystery

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 6:09 PM
I'd love to have one of those logs on my deck at home!
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:15 PM
Looking at some of the hardware in Dan's photos, and noticing that those are the long 2-seat boats, I wonder if the ride isn't a hydro-flume. I don't know enough (gasp!) about the differences between the flumes and hydro-flumes to be able to tell when looking at the boats. What about those galvanized guide rails that go above the flume...are those found on plain flumes, or only on Hydro-flumes?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:43 PM
What about Boblo Island's Log Flume? After all, it was called Pepsi Log Flume.
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