The Sandusky Register is reporting that Cedar Point has started the removal process of Shoot The Rapids, the park's more modern take on a traditional flume ride. The article, posted this afternoon, states that deconstruction of the ride just started this Tuesday.
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The Register article has a quote from Cedar Point in which they do not confirm or deny the removal of the ride, simply saying they haven't made any announcements about "changes" to their "current ride lineup." One might assume if the ride was not being removed there would be no harm in the park confirming it was staying. For now, at least, the Shoot The Rapids section of Cedar Point's webpage is still live.
If the removal is true the ride will have only operated at the park for six seasons. Shoot The Rapids features an 85 foot lift hill and drop that sent ten passenger boats out across the central lagoon and onto Millennium Island. The return trip included a second 45 foot tall lift with a drop (seen above) featuring elaborate waterfalls and rockwork. Upon instillation the ride was reported to have cost $10.5 million.