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...;)
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.
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.
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.
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.