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Postby NewEnglandCoasters102.0 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:25 pm

JamesMC wrote:Looks like fun, but to be honest . . .I like the name Whyte Lightning WAY more than Shoot The Rapids.

STR gets the point across and is kinda fun, but it would be like naming a new roller coaster "Coaster with hills and inversions". You'll ride it anyway but tsk-tsk the name.

I completley agree. The name is pretty cheesey. Nevertheless, it looks pretty cool. I was hoping for a GCI and was not initally thrilled when they announced a water ride, but this is actually pretty impressive. I'm hoping they'll get some theming into that tunnel though :lmao:
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Postby CPmaverick » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:30 am

The name Shoot The Rapids isn't the best name in the world but it has history behind it. That was the name of CP's original log flume. I would of liked White Water Landing much better.

This ride just better not be a soaker.
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Postby Cavs Fan » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:21 am

The park was dead two days ago. I was there for my birthday with some friends. Maverick, Millennium, TTD, Raptor, Maxair, Skyhawk, DT, Magnum, power tower, and Wicked Twister were walk ons.

I managed to sit in the front for TTD, Millennium Force, Maverick, and Wicked Twister.

TTD was down for about 15 minutes but there was never a line anyways. Wicked Twister broke down a few times and no one was in the station except for the good seat and the back seat.

I also got on Wave Swinger, Wildcat which had no line, and Iron Dragon.

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Millennium x3
TTD x4
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Skyhawk x2
MaXair x2
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Wicked Twister
Disaster Transport
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Magnum
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Mean Streak, Gemini, Blue Streak, Corkscrew, the kiddie coasters, Mantis, and CCMR, and some other flats were closed.

All of the halloween stuff was setup. The longest line was for food.

Who needs ERT?

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Postby Em-Z » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:31 pm

^ Wow lucky! That would be my dream to have the park that empty!

I'm not a very big fan of getting wet unless it's hot out, but this looks like a pretty fun ride.

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Postby coasterfreaky » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:12 am

How does PWE operate now? I see on the webcam and Bing-maps that there is a vehicle bridge next to where MF crosses over onto MF-Island. How does PWE get around that bridge? I've never riden PWE so I'm just trying to figure that one out.

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Postby CPmaverick » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:16 am

Paddlewheel does not operate during Halloweekends because CP's boats are not able to jump over that bridge and the Terror Island bridge :lmao:
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Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:27 am

They put the Shoot the Rapids Webcam up for our viewing pleasure, although there is not much to look at right now.

Check it out HERE!
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Postby coasterfreaky » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:33 am

CPmaverick wrote:Paddlewheel does not operate during Halloweekends because CP's boats are not able to jump over that bridge and the Terror Island bridge :lmao:


I'm talking about normal operations...not just during Halloweekends.

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Postby CPmaverick » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:36 am

^Both bridges are taken away during the normal operating season. Basically Paddlewheel just circles Millennium Island.
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Postby coasterfreaky » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:39 am

Ah, okay. That makes sense, thanks!

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