Paddlewheel Excursions opened in 1962 as Western Cruise.
The leisurely boat ride gave riders a trip around the Cedar Point lagoon in a boat like this. During the 5-10 Minute ride, riders were give silly jokes and funny visuals. Over time some of the jokes turned into rumors like the Magnum X-L-200 sinking.
On September 5, 2011 Paddlewheel Excursions gave its last ride at Cedar Point. Paddlewheel Excursions was replaced in 2012 with Dinosaurs Alive on Adventure Island.