View Full Version : Water Rides Lack of wetness

06-06-2001, 04:51 PM
Some water rides say on signs prepare to be soaked but is it really true?My experinces on rides such as the le scoot and Escape from pomeii at BG williamsburg shows that no matter where you sit you dont get wet i only got sprinkled!Same thing with kings dominoins log flume.What do they have to fix it might be the dpthe of the water or how is do still or mabe the cart is to high or the drop is not big enough,They should make them bigger than like 75ft or so,I thought they tested the rides to see if they were worth building in the plan and alot of study,WHAT HAPPENED

06-06-2001, 04:54 PM
Well log flumes don't actully hit the water to make it go up. Water is sprayed upwards at the same time the car gets at that point. So it's not the height or depth of water that needs to be changed.

06-06-2001, 04:55 PM
You should have posted this in the water ride forum. The mods will probably move it...Hope that helps you out because you have some good questions.

Ioa Master
06-06-2001, 05:20 PM
You Forgot Splash Moutain !I Was Sitting In The First Row And I Didn't Even Get Sprinkeld.Ioa Has Managed To Make That Never Happen.

Tom Zeliff
06-06-2001, 05:32 PM
Moving to Water Rides.

06-06-2001, 05:49 PM
Its definately true on Journey to Atlantis... that little dip totally submerges you!

06-06-2001, 06:13 PM
I didn't get wet at all on the Jurassic Park River Adventure at IOA. I just got sprinkled. But now Ripsaw Falls and Blige Rat Barges...those are a different story!

06-07-2001, 12:27 PM
Yes. I thought the same thing about Jurassic Park River Adventure, just a little spray in the face. which is nice sometimes, cools you off and older people can ride on it if they don't mind the drop.

06-08-2001, 02:29 AM
Oh my god, are you people gradeschoolers?
<BR>If you know anything about physics or the <b><i>extremely random</b></i> nature of water, this wouldn't even be an issue.
<BR>I myself have worked at water rides, although we may warn you that you may get wet, at no time do we <i> ever GUARANTEE</i> it. I've also worked Roaring Rapids at SFMM, more often than not people get completely saturated and yes there are occasions people leave without as much as a sprinkle. It all depends on the weight of the craft and where along the track the craft is...At rapids there are areas of the track that we call "dry pockets", areas of the river that are pretty calm. sometimes the raft has the misfortune of getting sucked into a current that runs into all of the dry pockets on the track, leaving them with maybe a sprinkle. Since the rafts are free floating along the track/river and the current is somewhat unpredictable there's no possible way of guaranteeing that you will get wet.
<BR>With flume rides like Tidal Wave, it all depends on how loaded the boat is...the more it weighs the faster it drops, the faster it drops the bigger the wave...the bigger the wave the bigger the chance you will get wet.
<BR>Is it just me or have you also noticed that the ones who board a water ride with the intent of getting wet almost never actually get wet... The ones who get wet usually are the ones who get mad about it(despite the fact it's a ride designed to get you wet and despite the many, many warnings we provide...Damn retards.) Pretty ironic, no?
<BR>So if you want a totally predictable, guaranteed soaking, grab a garden hose and a bucket...cause you can't get that at any theme park....unless it's a WATER theme pk. of course.
<BR>"Is it so wrong to treat ignorant people like ignorant people?" - Me<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: CountessChocula on 2001-06-08 02:34 ]</font>

rollercoasters 365
06-08-2001, 05:48 AM
Most water rides in England only spray you. Me and my friend made a bet about who would get the wettest and he didn't get wet at all and i got a splash on the arm. On journey to atlantis i was sitting in the front row and i could swear that the front of the boat went under drenching me and my brother.

06-08-2001, 12:16 PM
tidal wave gets you wet enough. why do you want to get soaked anyway? its the UK, we dont exactly get hot blazing weather <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">

06-08-2001, 01:17 PM
No, come on be fair. Twice this year, I have been to BPB and the weather has been ace!
<BR>Last year, I went in these conditions, hit Valhalla once, then the Grand National, and had dried off by the time we were back in the station!
<BR>So, on to the Vikingar *6* times, it was a walk-on!

06-08-2001, 04:06 PM
thats not my point sorry, i know we get nice weather, but its not exactly all the time, i just think that if you want to get soaked on a ride, you dont go to a themepark, you go have a shower lol

06-08-2001, 06:01 PM
I hardly ever get wet on your typical old log flume. However, on Tidal Wave type rodes, i get pretty wet. Rapids are completely random, and i usually have the misfortune of getting soaked.

06-09-2001, 06:07 PM
Ok, I see what you mean, but if it is nice, and you do want to get soaked, stand next to the Vikingar spash pool when a boat is on it's way round!
<BR>(That is if/when it opens up again!)

06-15-2001, 09:12 PM
Pompey did not get me that wet but I dont like getting totally soaked...

06-16-2001, 05:12 PM
have any of you posters ever riddin perilous plunge? you that sign should say... you will get soaked, you may have to swim out of the boat.....

06-16-2001, 08:42 PM
First of all, I don't expect to get soaked on
<BR>a log flume. Second of all, if I leave a river rapid un-wet, then I'm unhappy. Third of all, on Pompeii and Jurassic Park I expect to get soaked on the ride or by standing on the bridge over it like on Diamond Falls at PKD.

06-21-2001, 12:46 PM
right...I've been on Roaring Rapids and you don't get THAT wet. I have to remember to take off my watch on Splash Mountain though!!!!

06-21-2001, 07:49 PM
on dudley do-right, i didn't get that wet. also at the Jurasic Park ride, i was waiting for my cousin and her family to get off and i was standing in the splash zone. when i saw them, i was twice as wet as they were. as for popeye, i got soaked on that b/c i was in one of the seats that went under the waterfall. one water ride that really dissapoints me now is Congo Rapids at SFGAdv. You used to get to go under a waterfall, but they changed it so now you go through the entire ride getting sprinkled lightly here and there until the end when you get blasted. they could have had some better ways to get wet instead of waiting till the end.

06-22-2001, 11:14 PM
perilous plunge always gets you soaked

Ben Keller
06-24-2001, 08:20 PM

06-24-2001, 08:44 PM
Journey to Atlantis, Popeye &Bluto's BRB, and Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw falls all get you extremely wet, which is great in Florida. However, some rides do not get you very wet. Splash Mountain didn't get me extremely wet, but wet enough.
<BR>Actually, one of the wettest experiences I've ever had was on the Coney Island Cyclone 3 times in the rain. The workers started calling it "The Cyclone Water Ride", and they weren't kidding. I think the rain made the ride even better!