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.
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.
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...;)
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***
Former Coney Island (Cincinnati) ride operator (2002-2004)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?