The new Shoot the Rapids water ride opened on June 26, 2010 at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.
Located on the Frontier Trail, Shoot the Rapids is Cedar Point's third water ride. The new family thrill ride features two hills and two splash landings. The first hill is eighty-five feet tall, one of the tallest water ride hills in the world, while the second hill crests forty-nine feet above the ground. At the bottom of the first hill, boats are traveling nearly fifty miles per hour.
Shoot the Rapids uses more than 730,000 gallons of water. The 2,100-foot journey carries riders through a dark mist-filled tunnel and in between canyon walls with spraying water before sending the boats skimming across churning rapids at the bottom of the ride's second hill.
Non-riders can also join in the fun. Eight water geysers are located along the ride's meandering course. For only a quarter, guests who want to stay dry can launch bursts of water at unsuspecting riders from an observation deck located near the bottom the ride's grand finale.
With the opening of Shoot the Rapids, Cedar Point now has seventy-five rides, including seventeen roller coasters.