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  Coaster Kingdom > Alton Towers > The Log Flume > Our Thoughts
The Log Flume was the park's first custom designed ride, weaving its way through the woods, and taking its riders well away from the crowds into an area of dense woodland.
Log Flumes have become a standard amusement park ride, to the point where visitors are likely to be shocked to visit a park and find that there isn't some sort of flume on offer.
The station is more the type you'd associate with a rapids ride than a Log Flume, using a moving circular platform, covered by an ornate roof, probably in a desperate bid to fit the Merrie England theme.
www.s104638357.websitehome.co.uk /html/logflume_main.htm   (2103 words)

  
 TowersTimes.co.uk : Alton Towers : Log Flume
Once the longest Log Flume in the world, this ride was basically an aquatic rollercoaster and was based on Canadian water chutes that are used to transport logs from forest to riverside.
In the early 90s the previous white metal station was clad in wood and in 1996 the dinosaurs were removed again.
By 2003 the Log Flume was in much need of a makeover, 2004 saw the log flume re-themed around bath time for a more fun themed experience.
www.towerstimes.co.uk /history/oldrides/logflume.htm   (181 words)

  
  AmericanHeritage.com / Log Flume
The flume was a V-shaped trough with sides almost a yard high at the upper elevations, increasing to four feet near the bottom of the mountain, where the water pressure was greater.
As the flume entered the main river canyon, the grade of the flume became quite steep.
Before entering the flume, logs were trimmed into planks, allowed to dry, and then clamped together in blocks 12 inches square and 18 to 28 feet long.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/it/1998/2/1998_2_58.shtml   (2639 words)

  
 Roller Coaster Alley - Roaring Creek Log Flume
It seems as though log flume rides are all over the place these days.
All eyes are on the little log barreling its way down the chute, and into the lake itself for a terrific splash.
Log flumes aren't really anything unique anymore, but Silverwood has taken these rides' best features, and lumped them all together in a pretty little package.
www.rollercoasteralley.com /flume.html   (1019 words)

  
 Lewis and Clark's Columbia River - Broughton Log Flume, Washington
The 9-mile-long, 1,000-foot drop flume was the last operating log flume in the United States, floating lumber from Willard, Washington, to a mill at Hood, Washington, a rail station 2 miles west of Bingen.
Other flume mills in the area didn't fare as well, for once their areas were cut out there was no backlog of government timber tributary to their sites.
Their lumber was flumed down the Catherine Creek drainage to a barge landing on the Columbia, later to an S. Railway siding when the North Bank Line opened in 1908.
www.iinet.com /~englishriver/LewisClarkColumbiaRiver/Regions/Places/broughton_log_flume.html   (1424 words)

  
  SAM-site. Get log, get water, flume.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A pump under the lift raises the water to the height of the flume at the bottom of the lift.
The logs are carried up the lift on a conveyor belt, then drop down the slide into the flume, which at the bottom of the "low lift" is higher than the rest of the ride.
The "logs" then float around the curving flume, carried forward by the the water, which is actually traveling slightly downhill.
www.sam-site.com /logflume.php   (595 words)

  
  Science Fair Projects - Log flume
A log flume is a horizontal structure that has a cavity for flowing water to carry lumber and logs and generally spans many miles.
The longest log flume is the Kings River Flume in Sanger, California.
Log flumes are a variant on the Shoot the Chutes ride at Coney Island's Luna Park, in which a boat slid down a long chute and splashed into a pond.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Log_flume   (373 words)

  
 LOG FLUME : Encyclopedia Entry
A log flume is a flume specifically constructed to transport lumber and logs down mountainous terrain to a sawmill by using flowing water.
Log flumes are a variant of the Boat Chute, constructed in 1926 and 1927 at Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park in Chattanooga Tennessee, the oldest and first chute ride ever built.
Log flumes which are placed indoors instead of out in the open, or at least covered by some sort of shelter, are sometimes referred to as river caves (such as the "Niagara Falls" flume ride in Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Malaysia) to set them apart from typical log flumes.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Log_flume   (460 words)

  
 Roller Coaster Alley - Roaring Creek Log Flume
Eventually the logs went up a lift hill and were sent down a drop to make a nice splash.
All eyes are on the little log barreling its way down the chute, and into the lake itself for a terrific splash.
Log flumes aren't really anything unique anymore, but Silverwood has taken these rides' best features, and lumped them all together in a pretty little package.
rollercoasteralley.com /flume.html   (1019 words)

  
 The Flume Ride   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Log Flume Ride is tied with the Carousel Ride as the fourth oldest attraction in the park.
Flume rides are now an amusement park staple and are common at amusement parks across the nation.
The flume, as with the burro ride before it, together with Casa are all that consisted of the Spanish section.
www.parktimes.com /sections/spain/flume.htm   (692 words)

  
 Lewis and Clark's Columbia River - Broughton Log Flume, Washington
The 9-mile-long, 1,000-foot drop flume was the last operating log flume in the United States, floating lumber from Willard, Washington, to a mill at Hood, Washington, a rail station 2 miles west of Bingen.
Other flume mills in the area didn't fare as well, for once their areas were cut out there was no backlog of government timber tributary to their sites.
Their lumber was flumed down the Catherine Creek drainage to a barge landing on the Columbia, later to an S. Railway siding when the North Bank Line opened in 1908.
englishriverwebsite.com /LewisClarkColumbiaRiver/Regions/Places/broughton_log_flume.html   (1424 words)

  
 Theme Park Timeline - The Flume:Unplugged   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1983 the park began calling the ride by the rather more apt name of the Log Flume, and in 1984 the ride received it first external theming, in the form of the Dinosaurs which had formerly resided in Dinosaurland in the Springfield Centre.
When Aqualand was disbanded in 1992, the Log Flume became part of the new Katanga Canyon area of the park, despite the flume being quite some distance from the hub of the area.
In 1996 the Dinosaurs were removed from the around the Log Flume, and its possible that it was at this point that the Flume was finally reintegrated into Merrie England, the area which eventually replace Aqualand.
squiggles.twistedgamers.net /tpt/alton/rides/logflume.htm   (476 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Determining the acceleration at the last drop on the log flume, and determining the laws of physics that apply.
The angles are taken on the bottom of the last hill.
This is an image at the bottom of the hill, this is the point that you should note the sensations and the feelings you encounter.
curie.uncg.edu /~mturner/logflume.html   (180 words)

  
 Arcadia Mill Complex
A mule drawn railroad and a sixteen-mile-long log flume provided means of transportation for the industries.
Once down, the trees were trimmed, placed on oxcarts and transported to the log flume for the trip down to the Arcadia mill pond.
Charles Elliott was hired to clean out the original Arcadia log flume and extend it through the Arcadia dam to the mouth of Pond Creek and the Bagdad mills.
www.uwf.edu /anthropology/research/arcadia.cfm   (1695 words)

  
 Alton Towers Discovered - The Log Flume   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the log flume originally opened in the 1981 season it was the longest in the world but is now an “old ride” and in need of not just some fixing but a complete makeover, as there are many holes in the track and water leaks absolutely everywhere!
The log trains are then taken up the biggest hill lift and you see a sign saying ‘smile for the camera’ so you know what’s going to happen next.
So all in all the Log Flume despite its age is a great family ride, no Splash Mountain or Hydro but an excellent ride on a warm, summers day.
www.towersdiscovered.co.uk /Log%20Flume.htm   (229 words)

  
 Flume Information
A flume is a waterwork with open water table, that leads water from a diversion dam or weir completely aside a natural flow, often an elevated box structure (typically wood) that follows the natural contours of the land.
These have been extensively used in hydraulic mining, for the transportation of logs in the logging industry, electric power generation and to power various mill operations by the use of a waterwheel.
In competitive swimming, specialized flumes with transparent sides are often employed by coaches to see exactly what a swimmer is doing wrong.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Flume   (184 words)

  
 Buy a log flume ride | Metro.co.uk
The humble log flume ride barely raises an eyebrow in the face of today's white knuckle rides, and now it is set to go.
The log flume was originally built by Arrow Dynamics of Utah for a reported 180,000 pounds, and was the first of its kind outside the US.
The Pleasure Beach is selling the 24 Log Flume boats to the public for £25 each on a first come, first served basis.
www.metro.co.uk /weird/article.html?in_article_id=19175&in_page_id=2   (604 words)

  
 Log Flume
LOG FLUME RIDE 33’ HT Flume Ride is an adventure seekers ride boat, shaped like logs, moving through varying water course in wilderness.
The boat slides down, like a log being tossed down a steep mountain stream, sending up a spray of water as the log hits the pool of water at the fag end.
Flume length can be Increased at an extra cost.
www.hamindia.com /html/log_flume.htm   (120 words)

  
 ThrillNetwork.com :: Log Flume at Blackpool Pleasure Beach to be removed
Although the park has not issued any comment about what the new ride is or is not, it is speculated to be either a roller coaster or some sort of new water ride.
Once Log Flume closes, only two water rides will remain in operation at the park.
Log Flume opened in 1967 and was the first ride of its type to be built outside of the U.S. It was renovated in 1999.
www.thrillnetwork.com /stories_view.php/1713/log_flume_blackpool_pleasure_beach_removed.html   (361 words)

  
 Too many splashdowns in Lancashire's log flume title ride - Telegraph
Time is running out for the log flume, an institution on the Blackpool Pleasure Beach for 39 years that is scheduled to carry its last passengers on Sunday afternoon.
Unlike the log flume, Lancashire's ambitions have fallen prey to the weather rather than the ravages of time.
Only 37 overs were possible after heroic early-morning mopping-up operations by the groundstaff had enabled the players to emerge from the Ladies' Pavilion — their communal shelter at this venue — just 30 minutes after the scheduled start.
www.telegraph.co.uk /sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2006/09/01/sclanc01.xml   (493 words)

  
 Major Flume Ride
The Portable Flume Rides are available with logs of two different dimensions:
With the Park Flume Rides, LandT SYSTEMS is capable of providing the right solution for every amusement park where permanent installations are required.
The Park Flume Rides are available in two different sizes with logs for 4 and 5 adults respectively.
www.ltsystems.it /MajorFR.htm   (294 words)

  
 Goodbye Log Flume
After a huge response to the end of the Log Flume, The BPB Guide think it would be a good idea for the Pleasure Beach to hold a special day to the ride.....
The BPB Guide would like to hear your ideas on what you the park should do to say good bye, After all the Log Flume holds a special place in many of the fans hearts.....
This was the first log flume to be built in europe (The eighth to be built in the world), It is still the longest log flume in the world at 2,349 feet.
theblackpoolpleasurebeachguide.moonfruit.com /goodbyelogflume   (209 words)

  
 Historic Columbia River Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Broughton Log Flume was the last operating log flume in the country.
The 9-mile flume, which closed in 1986, floated lumber from Willard to Underwood, a drop of 1,000 feet.
The rough-sawn cants floated down the nine mile flume, arriving at the Hood mill fifty-five minutes after they are put in the water at Willard.
www.columbiariverhighway.com /photos/2002-05-12/pages/broughton_flume_4.htm   (173 words)

  
 Log Flume @ Playland Amusement Park - Theme Park Critic - Nation's Best Theme Parks and Rides   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Log Flume at Rye Playland was very good and one of my favorites.
This log flume is very compact, and fits two great drops in a small area.
This log flume is a little to short.
www.themeparkcritic.com /scripts/ViewRide.asp?RideID=704   (725 words)

  
 Dare to Shoot the Flume
The dry chutes were shorter than the water flumes, but the big logs flashed down so quickly that the friction often produced a bright trail of sparks, fire and smoke.
Once the flumes were built, the sawmills were relocated higher into the mountains, closer to the timber.
The V flume proved so effective at delivering the lumber, that by 1879, there were ten of them operating in the Sierra.
www.micmacmedia.com /Products/Books/The_Flume/the_flume.html   (1883 words)

  
 Arcadia Mill Complex
Once down, the trees were trimmed, placed on oxcarts and transported to the log flume for the trip down to the Arcadia mill pond.
Once in the mill pond the trees were separated; the yellow pine entered the Forsyth and Simpson mills, while the cypress and juniper logs were pushed into Twitchell's flume and floated down to his mills.
Charles Elliott was hired to clean out the original Arcadia log flume and extend it through the Arcadia dam to the mouth of Pond Creek and the Bagdad mills.
uwf.edu /anthropology/research/arcadia.cfm   (1695 words)

  
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The 24 Log Flume carriages, which went up and down, round and round on the iconic ride until it was closed last month, now have new homes across the country.
The nine-year-old, who has ridden the Log Flume in the past with her dad, added: "We really wanted to have the carriage here.
The ride was the first of its kind to be built outside America and was designed to simulate the haphazard journey of logs making their way down man-made flumes in the Canadian mountains on their way to the saw mills.
www.blackpooltoday.co.uk /ViewArticle.aspx?SectionID=62&ArticleID=1822349   (511 words)

  
 Log Flume @ Family Kingdom - Theme Park Critic - Nation's Best Theme Parks and Rides   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This was a refreshingly unique and enjoyable log flume for such a small park.
It's certainly not huge by flume standards, but I was shocked at how large a splash it created and therefore how soaked I got.
This is a pretty good log flume ride for a small park plus if it's not crowded you can stay on as long as you like.
www.themeparkcritic.com /scripts/ViewRide.asp?RideID=766   (550 words)

  
 Alton Towers Almanac: Rides: The Flume
When it opened at the beginning of the 1981 season, the Log Flume was the longest in the world, as it wound its way through the woods.
They were relocated into the woods around the Log Flume circuit, and along with authentic dinosaur sound effects, added an element of theming to the ride.
The name was changed to simply "The Flume" and the ride was given a bathtime theme, with an overhauled station and lots of rubber ducks to be seen.
www.towersalmanac.com /areas/rides.php?id=25   (210 words)

  
 Ridiculopathy.com: Rover Discovers Evidence of Martian Water, Log Flume
But just this morning, researchers discovered another clue in one of the Spirit's images, an object on the horizon that appears to be a log flume ride.
After a swing around the rover's panoramic camera, JPL officials uncovered what they now believe to be a fully-functioning water park including three water slides, a log flume, and a wave pool.
NASA says there are plans for at least three more such probes in the coming years, each equipped with sensitive microscopes and soil sifters designed specifically to search for primitive forms of life on the planet's surface.
www.ridiculopathy.com /news_detail.php?id=988   (647 words)

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