After having its debut delayed not once, but twice, Cedar Point's new water attraction, Shoot the Rapids, has been scheduled to open Saturday, June 26th. Cedar Point posted the message, " GREAT news! Shoot the Rapids is scheduled to open THIS SATURDAY, June 26!" on both their Twitter and Facebook pages earlier today to alert their guests of the news.
Shoot the Rapids was originally scheduled to open on Cedar Point's opening day, May 15th. Due to a problem with the boats used for the ride, the opening day was set to be delayed until May 28th. Unfortunately this date had to be delayed as well, but this time guests were not told how long the delay would be. This lead to speculation and an endless watching of the ride by enthusiasts. All of this has come to an end however with the news that Shoot the Rapids will open June 26th.
Shoot the Rapids is a water ride built and designed by IntaRide LLC, the same company that brought us Maverick, Top Thrill Dragster and Millennium Force roller coasters and the Thunder Canyon river-rafting ride. Shoot the Rapids features two hills and drops, one standing 85 feet tall and the other standing 45 feet tall.