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Shoot the Rapids – POV

Well it looks as if Cedar Point got all the kinks worked out of Shoot the Rapids and it’s open just in time for the big July 4th weekend. Here is a great POV of STR from the marketing department at Cedar Point:

To say that STR is the same ride as the Classic STR would be to say that the new MINI is the same as the Classic MINI. Yea not so much. You wonder if those that loved the Classic STR feel the same about the new one? Perhaps it would be the same way I would feel if CP brought back the Jumbo Jet. Yea it would have the same name, but would I be just as thrilled with the new Jumbo Jet. A point to ponder…. Hey Cedar Point… Please say your new ride for 2011 is the Jumbo Jet new and improved for 2011. Let’s Ride!

Shoot the Rapids 1968

Now how cool is this? The new ride for 1968 was the original “Shoot the Rapids. I found this clip on YouTube and it shows the ride in action starting at 2:21 into the clip.

Shoot the Rapids version 1968 another lost ride from Cedar Point’s past.

Shoot the Rapids

They been feudin’ in those woods for years… Well I guess I was wrong to think that Cedar Point’s new ride would be a spinning coaster or the Splinter from TGG. Cedar Point announced this morning that the new ride for 2010 will be “Shoot the Rapids”!

Cedar Point's Shoot The Rapids

I remember riding “The Mill Race” and “Shoot the Rapids” back in 1974, the first time I rode the Jumbo Jet. I am not really into water rides and must say that I am a little disappointed that the new ride is not a coaster. It is cool that they are bringing back the name. Now when will they get a new and improved Jumbo Jet? That would be way cool! Let’s Ride!