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07-18-2001, 01:11 PM
........some log flumes have a fake drop which isnt used?

07-26-2001, 06:46 PM

07-26-2001, 10:21 PM
you mean at the top of the drop there's two sides to go down,well if that's it,they only use both when operating at high capacity.

Honan Beetch
07-27-2001, 12:54 AM
Oooooh, now I know what those other drops are used for.

Andy Hodgson
07-27-2001, 10:00 PM
ive never recognized any of these extra hills
what are some examples of rides that have them.
maybe ive been on that ride but didnt recognize it.:rolleyes:

07-28-2001, 05:39 PM
what are u talkin bout? get a pic then i will understand

07-31-2001, 11:18 AM
I dont get what you are talkin about

07-31-2001, 12:44 PM
Yah i agree with a picture we can see so you can explain what you mean??

07-31-2001, 01:17 PM
if they use them when the lines are big they must have two tracks

07-31-2001, 03:55 PM
Do you mean like Summit Plumet at Blizard Beach? That is the only thing i can think of that you could be talking about.

07-31-2001, 03:56 PM
Oh...... log flumes. Never mind about what i said.

08-02-2001, 04:33 PM
Like Dudley Do rights last drop,It has two drops,I think that is what he's talking about.Also if the log flume has 2 drops that means they can send more logs through the ride,because it's not safe for a whole bunch of logs coming down one drop.Like on Dudley,If you've ever watched..as soon as one log goes down one side another one comes down the other side.It offers higher capacity and it also offers a double station feature.

Raging Rider
08-04-2001, 10:44 AM
Do you mean like a waterfall that is used for decoration.

08-04-2001, 09:25 PM
I understood him perfectly. Like on most log flumes when you get to the top of the main drop the track splits into two different tracks, and there is a little gate the moves back and forth to let one log go down the the left drop, then another log goes down the right drop.

08-06-2001, 02:03 PM
A flume with a fake drop??? Never seen one.

08-06-2001, 06:58 PM
It isn't fake. All it does is allow more boats to go on the attraction because one boat will go down on the left side and then the next boat will go down the right side and you can use a double station. I believe the log flume at Cedar Point has or had it and Dudley has it at IOA.

08-06-2001, 07:23 PM
none of the ones I have been on have had a fake drop. Of course I have only been on a few, BGW, PKD, SFA (sea coaster), and Kennywood. none of these have a second drop.

08-07-2001, 01:49 AM
The drops just make it a higher capacity ride.

08-07-2001, 10:08 AM
I dont know maybe the boat goes down it as two seperate drops

Honan Beetch
08-07-2001, 10:12 AM
Are water rides (mainly log flumes) more dangerous than coasters? I don't hear much from water ride accidents.

08-07-2001, 10:16 AM
Thats becuase water rides are pretty much idiot proof

08-09-2001, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by antfarm007
Thats becuase water rides are pretty much idiot proof

My dad used to work at Orpyland (R.I.P.) and he says that they used to try and roll the boat over after hours. I don't think they evr succeded in doing it, but, maybe someone has.

08-09-2001, 04:41 PM
yeah right what the heck would that ber for?

08-10-2001, 01:20 AM
Most log flumes are really heavy,but they aren't heavy enough to sink to the bottom of the trough.