Shoot The Rapids
2010 - 2015
The 2000's were a very good time for Cedar Point. Within that time period the park opened 3 roller coasters , 2 massive thrill rides, a children's area as well as multiple park updates!
After months of speculation, Cedar Point announced in September 2009 that it was building the park's 3rd water ride, Shoot the Rapids.
The name Shoot the Rapids was a recycled name. The original Shoot-the-Rapids was a log flume in operation at Cedar Point from 1967-1981. Shoot-the-Rapids was located where Maverick currently stands. It was torn down and replaced with White Water Landing.
With Shoot the Rapids, Cedar Point wanted to make a return to the traditional flume ride that the park had been missing for many years. In 1963, Cedar Point installed the Mill Race. When it was installed, Mill Race was only the second log flume ride ever built!
Intamin and Cedar Point worked together to fix the problems so the ride could open.
When the ride finally opened to the public, it didn't get the positive reviews they expected with it.
After leaving the station, Shoot the Rapids headed to the lift hill. On the way to the hill, the river turned rocky and the boat took a turn into a tunnel that was full of mist! The ride then turned around and arrived at the base of the lift hill.
While the boats traveled the trough they were able to float.
After leaving the bottom of the drop, the ride then meandered around thru a pond and around huge themed rocks.
After the splashdown, the ride then returned to the station.
The theming on Shoot the Rapids was great! Shoot the Rapids was the best themed water ride at Cedar Point!
All Photos by Andrew Borgen , Cedar Point and Jake Hamons