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The Second portion of our look at the Shoot the Chute water ride.

O.D. Hopkins

In 1986, Six Flags purchased the first two O.D. Hopkins Shoot the Chutes. Standing 50 feet tall, the ride was similar boat wise to Intamin, but active lap bars were retained for all installations. 1,883 more words


Shoot The Chutes: A look at the original water ride and Intamin contributions

Shoot the Chutes first appeared in 1884, when J.P. Newburgh introduced the world’s first dedicated water ride on a hill in Rock Island, IL. Built on the side of a hill in Watch Tower Park, a 500 feet long greased wooden ramp had large flat bottom boats slide to the bottom and then skip across a large body of water. 2,359 more words

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Elephants Get New Home In Oregon To Socialize With Others After 20-Years At Six Flags In Vallejo

VALLEJO (CBS SF) — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this week transported its two remaining resident elephants to a drive-through wildlife park in Oregon, officials said Tuesday. 163 more words


Wedding Planners are not just for the wealthy & you won't miss out on any of the fun!

As I sit and reflect on the changes I’ve seen in the event industry over the years, two things stick out to me the most. 483 more words

The final page of the Vekoma retrospective: Part 11

In 1997, Vekoma updated the Sky Flyer with a new version called the Air Jumper. It is a bit taller and now features open cars that use the Suspended Looping Coaster seats and restraints. 1,853 more words


Love Is in the Air - and the Water - at Six Flags Great Adventure

Kissing Sea Lions and Love Birds of All Shapes and Sizes Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the World’s Largest Theme Park

Bring together two kissing sea lions, a pair of love birds and the married couple that makes it all possible, and you’ve got a recipe for… 743 more words


Six Flags NJ Will Have A NEW Coaster This Year!

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ has a NEW coaster called El Diablo (aka the Devil, as in Jersey Devil). The coaster is 7 stories high, and goes forward, backward, and face-to-face with other riders? 7 more words