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mickey_079

Rapid Rides

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I know I have been posting alot lately, and I don't know why, I must be addicted or something. Anyway to the topic, the rapid rides like the one that was at Wonderland and the one at Dreamworld, how on earth do they work? I mean the rapids part, I was reading in a thread somewhere that they re-programed the rapids at Wonderland once. When I was young I just thought there was like a higher bit of concrete in the track the make the water jump over it giving it that rapid look, but after someone said they re-programed it, I'm lost, I mean, u can't re-program concrete.

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How a rapids ride works in three easy steps: 1. Pump water to high start point of course. 2. Let water flow through course. 3. Go to point number 1. All that's at the bottom of the course are concrete wedges, hills and ledges and logs designed to churn the water up along the course. "Reprogramming" a rapids ride would essentially involve moving, adding or removing elements to the concrete channel to change the flow of the water. I believe that when Wonderland advertised 'reprogrammed' rapids a few years ago it was reprogramming the water jets that shot up as you passed them so they were more likely to hit the passing raft.

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