Image © 2009 Cedar Point

Cedar Point has announced that $10.5 million water ride Shoot the Rapids will open at the Ohio-based park in 2010.

Created by Intaride, the family ride will feature a 85-foot, 45 degree first drop through water rapids and rock work. It is set to open at the start of the park's 2010 season, and Cedar Point will soon be installing a webcam to allow fans to keep up-to-date on construction progress.

The ride is themed around the Crystal Rock Bottling Company, and sees guests passing through an "illegal moonshine still" and encountering "some wild feudin' and fightin'" during a 2,100 feet, 3 minute ride. Passengers will ride aboard 10-person "boats", which will allow the ride to process guests at the rate of 1,200 per hour.

Cedar Point has kept details of the ride under wraps for months, under the code name "Whyte Lightning", although a water ride has been widely predicted.

Full details can be found on Cedar Point's website, and a video mock-up is embedded below.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions over at Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section.



Saw the on ride video on YouTube. Looks like a sleeper, was excited to hear it was going to have a theme , but disappointed in final outcome. What sets this apart from EVERY other flume ride???? Maybe I'm biased but they don't even compare to Disney in that dept.

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