Riders will get wet, possibly soaked, OK drenched!

Tuesday, March 4, 2003 8:25 PM
Well, I feel one of those patented *Central FL sick days* coming up later this week, and there is one really good reason. We're getting up into the 80s (finally!) and I want to get WET. Bilge Rat Barges is operational, and it is one of *those* rides. After reading about Solace and the "Brotherhood of the Plunge", it made me think of rides that had gotten me wetter than anticipated. Plus, with it raining for about a week solid, I can't get any more "soaky"...

So, for starters, rides I have ridden that really made me glad I brought a change of clothes: Bilge Rats, PP, Blackfooot Falls (STC) at WA - really well-placed bridge, LOL, Dudley's at IoA - *much* wetter recently, WTRA at PKI - silly elephant!, and Roller Soaker - you EVEN get a coaster credit, amazing...;)

River rapids should at least give a *better than butt-soaking*, waterfalls and sprayers must be in abundance....so let's have your "wetter than average" wet rides. First person to mention BGW's Roman Rapids gets keel-hauled....ok, second person...;)
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Tuesday, March 4, 2003 8:36 PM
Movie town Water effect (Great Adventure) had me soaked to my nikkers. I remember being pissed because I wore my new jordans that day. I also remember being soaked royally on White Water Canyon at PCW. Luckily Auntie's home was nearby.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2003 9:08 PM
Any "big boat" drop rides completly drenchs you to the bone.

As for raft rides, dont forget to add mini capsizings by the rapids themselves as a way to get completly wet, before they tamed the Roman Rapids they were in this category, but the raft ride at HP (Im not good with names) got me pretty bad, so has the one at SFGAm, WTRA's sister at PKD, the raft ride at SDC.

Speaking of SDC their log ride and Buzzsaw Falls belong in this category as well.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2003 9:17 PM
It was the worst that I have ever been on, but SFMM's Roaring Rapids got me extremely (or should I say Xtremely) wet. Far more so than I expected anyway.

One big splash and the whole raft had an inch of water in the bottom. :)

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Tuesday, March 4, 2003 9:30 PM
The Gully Washer at SFFT got me horribly wet. On the contrary, the "log ride" at Frontier City has to be mentioned not because you get wet, but because I believe it's possibly the worst consturcted log ride ever. I mean on all the drops, it doesn't "gradually glide" you into the water when it hits the water like most log rides, but it actually slams you into the water at a very sharp angle that gives you horrible whiplash. I say the raft ride (name?) at SFOT got me pretty unexpectedly.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2003 10:58 PM

Raging Thunder at Lesourdsville Lake.

Nuff said.

Chuck, who somehow managed to stay dry on blutos but was drowned by a Inverted Log Flume called Dueling Dragons multiple times in the rain.


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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 12:38 AM
Thunder Canyon at Dorney doesn't let anyone escape dry.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 12:39 AM
If the raft spins just right before the waterfalls, Thunder Canyon at CP can be a real soaker. But if I want to get wet, I head over to Snake River Falls.

Grizzly Run at SFWoA, if they have the waterfalls running, can also be good soaker.

X Factor

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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 1:37 AM
Snake River Falls at CP is the major soaker, but I recall a day when I didn't bring a change of clothes and some friends convinced me to ride Thunder Canyon. I have escaped this ride with only a little wetness, but if your tub spins right, you get soaked by the waterfalls. I got soaked that day, and ended up in the Pagoda giftshop to purchase dry shorts and crop top

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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 1:41 AM
Blizzard River at SFKK. While we were sitting in the raft waiting to get off, there was about 2 inches of water SLOWLY draining from the bottom. My shoes stayed wet for 2 days! :)

It doesn't even let you get comfortable before drenching you. As soon as you dispatch, you travel through a gusher of a waterfall.

The entire ride is very well themed, which is a pleasant suprise.

Bilge Rat Barges takes the cake though. That was the best (and wettest) river raft ride I've ever been on.

Jerry
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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 2:33 AM
El Rio - How wet can you get !

At Bobbejaanland, Belgium. Without a doubt one of the most extreme river rapids.
It even features a huge drop and a real whirpool...

http://www.pretparken.be/NL/Data/Attractie/66/pic7_big.jpg
http://www.pretparken.be/NL/Data/Attractie/66/pic4_big.jpg

:D :D

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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 3:07 AM
Although I have been on Bilge Rat Barges, and think its the best rapids ride out there, I dont think you can possibly get any wetter than you get on the Canyon River Rapids at Hershey Park. Sure the ride starts off nice and calm with just the rapids, but once you near the end and enter the "Canyon Of WaterFalls" its all over. You will be saturated. Its funny, people think those plastic covers will help them, not on this ride.

And if you want to go for the triple threat, ride the rapids, then Tidal Force, and then finally Roller Soaker. See if you can figure out how to dry off after those.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 3:55 AM
After CBuzzCon2002, I would have to say Congo Falls... ;) (inside joke to those who were in my group)

Who from team "We didn't get wet...D'oh!" is planning on going go CBuzzCon2003 at SFGAM?
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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 4:13 AM
The raft ride at Kennywood is a real soaker. There are guns from observation areas that can really soak the riders.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 4:49 AM
I second the kennywood raft nomination. I ended up under a waterfall for so long that it washed my glasses off my head. The day wasn't all bad, though; that was the day I proposed to my wife.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 5:38 AM
Kali River Rapids @ AK got my girlfriend (at the time) so soaked that she looked like she was entering a Spring Break wet t-shirt contest. For the 10 minutes or so until we got to the nearest t-shirt shop, Disney wasn't such a family park :)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 5:57 AM
The one that totally shocked me was Dudley's at IOA. I was expecting your average everyday flume and what I experienced was SO much more than that. Holy mother of pearl do you get wet on that thing.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 6:10 AM
Popeye was decent, but I didnt get *that* wet. I actually think I got wetter on Roman Rapids (no keel-hauling, I'm the THIRD person to mention it :) ), but that might be because I went to IOA in March.

I rode Tidal Force (HERSHEYPARK) on a *very* chilly day in September and that was not one of my smartest endevours. Roller Soaker had me soggy before I even got on, the ride just made it worse.

But I'm sorry, Thuder Canyon (Dorney) is the absolute worst (best?) offender. Good grief (Peanuts allusion intended) they migh as well just let you swim the course. It was very fortunate that our hotel was across the street because I would have hated to been in those "moist" clothes the rest of the day.

The only time I was wetter was riding Dudley in the middle of a Floridian June "sunshower". The ride e-stopped just before we could get off so we were just outside of the unload platform just getting dumped on, kinda like how UGA did da "Gatas last night (ooohhh, cheap shot...)

lata, jeremy

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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 6:47 AM
I'll throw in my vote for Dorney's rapids ride as well...its pure evil!

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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 7:17 AM
Along with all the normal culprits I have seen mentioned (Kennywood's raft ride, Dorney's, Perilous Plunge, Dudley and Bluto) mention must be made of SWO's Journey to Atlantis, and that little drop that submerges the front seat.

Moosh and I also got inexplicably soaked on Splash Mountain one time...might have been due to loading 7 full-size adults in the log and then us sitting in front, he he he!

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