On Jun 17, 2022, sharondbond wrote
> From the Carousel (which was not using the band organ at that time, boo!) we
> took the Sky Ride.
That´s a shame. I was there the day before you, and it was working and
> Then we spotted the Matterhorn, which is one of Ben's
> favorite rides, so he went on with his cousins. They were only running it in
> 1 direction, forward.
Yeah, that´s classic Cedar Fair. They only like to run rides forward for
some reason. The Flying Bobs and Trabant at Michigan´s Adventure both used
to have backward cycles but since Cedar Fair took over they both go forward
only (and the Trabant is laughably short). I love Matterhorn and Himalaya
type rides at carnivals, but I don´t bother riding them at Cedar Point
because they´re so boring going forward only!
> We talked about riding Thunder Canyon but it was down when we walked past.
> Steve wanted to ride the "log flume" but what he meant was the big boat,
> Snake River Expedition. Since there used to be an actual log flume, that's
> what we (without Steve, who was finishing lunch) went searching for, and
> obviously did not find.
I miss Cedar Point having a log flume. It had two when I was a kid. White
Water Landing was an especially good flume, too, because it was a hydro-flume
model. The boats skipped off the water excitingly at the bottom instead of
ploughing in, so you only got a little splash. It spoiled me for all other
log flumes when I started traveling to other parks and discovered out most of
them slop a big pile of water into the boat so you can walk around with wet
pants all day.
Heather, the Carousel Rabbit