worlds longest log flume ride.

Sunday, May 1, 2005 12:30 AM
I do remember Dudley Do Right being very long, anyway just thought I would throw another flume into the mix. Saw Mill Log Flume at Gadv, an arial pic shows it is pretty long also.

http://www.gadv.com/Construction/A31905/13.jpg

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 12:50 AM
I always thought the Log Flume at Blackpool Pleasure Beach was long. If you've ever seen an aerial of that ride you will be amzed at how much track they packed into that area.

Kudos to Knott's old flume too. I still think it is one of the best of the old time Arrow flumes.

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 1:00 AM
The longest flume (time-wise) is Dive to Atlantis at Mt Olympus because it moves at about half the speed of a lazy river.
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Sunday, May 1, 2005 2:07 AM
Typhoon SeaCoaster would rank as the most time I've spent on a flume ride...long, boring periods of time while the boat was lazily twisting on *mostly unnecessary* turntables? I'm sure the employees LOVE being stationed in there, LOL...;)
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Sunday, May 1, 2005 4:14 AM
Overseas, Blackpool has a really long log flume with three lifts and drops. Chessington Worlds of Adventure also has a very long hydra flume ride.

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 8:16 AM
WWL needs a much deserved overhaul in terms of the lost cave it once featured. It will most likely never happen, but I really miss the cave that gave the ride a certain charm.
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Sunday, May 1, 2005 8:38 AM
The AllEarsNet site has the Magic Kingdom Splash Mountain as "more than 2600 feet long" while the Disneyland version is "more than 2800 feet long."

I couldn't find the length for Dudley Do Right but it should be up there as well. While the ride duration seems to be a bit shorter than Splash (and some of the other flume rides out there) it's hauling at a pretty quick pace through most of it.

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 2:17 PM
Paris, while I believe you, I find that hard to believe. The WDW/TDL Splash Mountains seem longer than the DL versions. I really don't know for sure.
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Sunday, May 1, 2005 3:27 PM

crazy horse said:
There was a collision on white water landing before......I think it was 3 or 4 years ago. The gate on the split before the drop did not close, thus two boats collided at the base of the drop.

There was a news story on here about it, but I cant seem to find it.


They can't hit at the base of the drop because the gate did not close. There is no closing gate. The boats will just drift into the main channel. The gate is at the top of the drop to change the boats on crowded days. The boats probably just went too fast and they bumbped. I've been bumped before. They won't stio with the gates just becasue of that. Its like a tap on the shoulders. The one at SWSA doesn't have a lift nor a pipe and it is only one chute.

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 3:41 PM
I was there the day the collision on WWL happened. One of the logs got jammed where the two chutes recombine, and the one following it bumped into it. Fortunately it was far enough away from the drop that the log was moving relatively slowly. IT could have been alot worse than it was.
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Sunday, May 1, 2005 4:00 PM
Just from personal experience I'd have to say Dudley is the longest. It never seemed like we'd get to the splashdown, not that that's a bad thing, it was all fun throughout.

And even though it's been gone for a long time, does anybody remember Kenton's Keelboat Canal at PKI being extremely long? Because when I saw the subject that was the first ride I though about.

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 4:40 PM

Danimal said:
I was there the day the collision on WWL happened. One of the logs got jammed where the two chutes recombine, and the one following it bumped into it. Fortunately it was far enough away from the drop that the log was moving relatively slowly. IT could have been alot worse than it was.

Yes where the chutes rejoin. Thats the purpose of the runout chutes. To slow the boats completely. At the end of the runway where the chutes rejoin, the boats are at there normal operating speeds. The purpose of the funway to slow the boats back down to the normal flow of water.

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 5:43 PM
According to this article from 2003, Blackpool's is the longest.

http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/entertainment/daysout/s/59/59154_blackpool.html

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Sunday, May 1, 2005 9:36 PM
Does anyone have some pictures of blackpools log flume ride? I find it interesting(if its true) that after that many years, its still the longest.
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Sunday, May 1, 2005 10:01 PM
Does that article give the actual length in feet/meter's. I couldn't find it.
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Sunday, May 1, 2005 10:58 PM
The BPB official website still calls it the worlds longest too.

This isn't the best view but it is an aerial that shows the whole ride. Look in the bottom right section. The entire flume is built over a man-made lake so look for the blue.

http://www.richard-cooke.com/seaside_and_piers/ppages/ppage23.htm

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Monday, May 2, 2005 8:48 PM
I dont see it.

Is it at the very bottom of the page?

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Monday, May 2, 2005 8:57 PM
I would put the flume at Buffalo Bill's in NV up for the prize too. It seemed extraordinarily long.
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Monday, May 2, 2005 10:20 PM

crazy horse said:
I dont see it.

Is it at the very bottom of the page?


Not sure why you can't locate it. It's at the bottom, center/right. Blue track over a blue lake.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 11:57 AM
Ok,

I think I see it. It looks like a coaster and not like a log flume from that high up. Are there any caves / indoor sections of this ride?

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