Shoot the Rapids opening delayed at Cedar Point

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 11:52 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cedar Point has announced that the opening of Shoot the Rapids will be delayed until Saturday, May 29. The park sent an email to members of the media this morning cancelling Friday's scheduled media preview for the new water ride.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 12:01 PM

*insert joke about heart line roll here*

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Monday, May 10, 2010 12:04 PM

I'm actually surprised, because they usually make good on their opening dates. Wonder why it got delayed?

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Monday, May 10, 2010 12:05 PM

Hope that date sticks. We made plans to head up there on the 30th a few months back.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 12:13 PM

Glad I didn't book a flight for media day!

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Monday, May 10, 2010 12:17 PM

Tekwardo said:
I'm actually surprised, because they usually make good on their opening dates. Wonder why it got delayed?

...especially since there is nothing innovative about STR at all!

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Monday, May 10, 2010 12:26 PM

STR is still an Intamin. CP now bats .333 with getting a new Intamin up and running on time.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 12:30 PM

Not innovative? Intamin can't leave anything alone that has worked fine for decades. I'm sure they changed something proven. Engineers love to change things. ;)

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Monday, May 10, 2010 12:31 PM

Ah yes. An ECO costs $5000 and it justifies our existence :-)

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Monday, May 10, 2010 1:08 PM

A intimin ride that is not opening on time???

It can't be.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 1:15 PM

If you only knew ........................;) Frankly I would be surprised if they make this date.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 1:24 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
I'm sure they changed something proven. Engineers love to change things. ;)

...and for some reason I still love hanging out wit' ya... ;)

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Monday, May 10, 2010 1:28 PM

It was going to be far too cold anyway...

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Monday, May 10, 2010 3:46 PM

Is there a height limit yet?

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Monday, May 10, 2010 4:02 PM

None to be found. It's not listed in the brochure either.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 5:00 PM

Tekwardo said:
I'm actually surprised, because they usually make good on their opening dates. Wonder why it got delayed?

Apollo got custody of the boats when the deal fell through.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 5:33 PM

LOL@RatherGoodBear

My, my, my....how times have changed. This past decade at Cedar Point has taken the park from being the best in so many regards down to they can't even get their rides open and working correctly on time. I dare say Six Flags has gotten their act together better than Cedar Point at this point......who would ever have thought that day would come????

"Hello, Q Funding...we have a problem in Sandusky!"

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Monday, May 10, 2010 5:38 PM

I would not likely peg the blame on Cedar Fair beyond their recurring insistence on using Intamin.

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Monday, May 10, 2010 5:41 PM

mlnem4s said:
I dare say Six Flags has gotten their act together better than Cedar Point at this point......who would ever have thought that day would come????

*Rasies hand*

No one wanted to hear it though.

Interestingly, over the past 5 years, I've seen visits to SF parks feel more like visits to CF parks and vice versa.

In all fairness though, I think it says more about how far SF has come than how far CF has fallen.

(sorta wandered onto a sidetrack there)

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Monday, May 10, 2010 5:51 PM

The water has only been in the pools for a few days now, I would guess they found a problem while testing.

Rides are never the same on paper as they are in real life.... ask any engineer.

It was really a rough winter in Ohio this year, too. Lots of cold, lots and lots of snow.

Last edited by john peck, Monday, May 10, 2010 5:51 PM
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