White Water Landing (Cedar Point)

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White Water Landing
White Water Landing inside boat.jpg
Inside one of the boats with Mean Streak in the background
Cedar Point
Area Frontiertown
Coordinates 41°29′8″N 82°41′33″W / 41.48556°N 82.69250°W / 41.48556; -82.69250Coordinates: 41°29′8″N 82°41′33″W / 41.48556°N 82.69250°W / 41.48556; -82.69250
Status Closed
Cost $3,400,000
Opening date 1982 (1982)
Closing date October 31, 2005 (2005-10-31)
Replaced Shoot-the-Rapids
Replaced by Maverick
General Statistics
Type Log flume
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Model Hydro flume
Lift system Conveyor belt
Height 50 ft (15 m)
Drop 45 ft (14 m)
Length 2,370 ft (720 m)
Speed 35 mph (56 km/h)
Max vertical angle 40°
Duration About 5 minutes

White Water Landing was a log flume water ride at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. It was located in the Frontiertown section of the park adjacent to the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad near Mean Streak. It was demolished in 2005 and was replaced by Maverick.

Ride experience[edit]

The double drop of White Water Landing at night

As part of the Frontiertown area of the park, White Water Landing embraced an Appalachian river ride theme. The revolving station featured boats alongside a rustic warehouse before they turned along the edge of a lagoon and approached the ride's first lift — a conveyor that gently elevated the canoes through a mine shaft and splashed them into a faster section of river. A few quick turns along the rapids and the canoes approached the second lift, which raised riders to the treetops at a height of 50 feet.

Canoes alternated which of the identical chutes to drop down, then skimmed the hydro-jump before floating alongside the lagoon as they returned to the station.[1]

Incident[edit]

On July 20, 2002, two boats got jammed together at the bottom of the hill. When the next boat came down the hill, it collided with another boat. All six people only suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital where they were shortly released. The ride reopened the next day after an investigation.[2]

Demolition[edit]

At the end of the 2005 season, it was announced that White Water Landing would be closing to make room for another attraction. The attraction was unknown until on September 7, 2006 when the park released their 21 million dollar investment, Maverick. Its station and queue is still intact, and used for Maverick.[3] There is still a concrete section of the track from White Water Landing located by the queue, before entering the final queue area, or White Water Landing's former loading platform. The track segment is used as a small stream. The ride was similar to the defunct Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal at Kings Island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayntz, Melissa. "White Water Landing at Cedar Point". Themeparks.lovetoknow.com. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  2. ^ "White Water ride resumes operation at Cedar Point". Toledo Blade. July 22, 2002. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cedar Point delays Maverick opening". Yahoo!. May 8, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 

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