Tuesday, June 2, 2009

May Poll Results

Here she is, the winner of May's poll, The Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott's Berry Farm. She was voted the favorite still existing (they've been dropping like flies) Cedar Fair park log flume with a total of 33% of the 350 total votes.

The attraction opened on July 11, 1969, and was built by Walter Knott at a cost of $3 million - a truly massive project for the park at the time. It's said to be a big part of the inspiration for the ever popular Splash Mountain at the Disney Parks.

25% of the total votes went to our 2nd place finisher, Thunder Creek Mountain at Dorney Park. A unique ride that sits atop a hill and has a long and not very steep drop, it's still a fan favorite at the park.

Close behind in third place, with 22% of the tally was the Shenandoah Log Flume at Kings Dominion. The ride takes passengers on a leisurely trip through the woods which allows riders to cool off from the hot sun even before the big splash!

Wild Thornberry's River Adventure at Kings Island came in 4th place, and our other choices fared less well. I love all log flumes though, and hope the ones from this poll are around for a long time!

Here's a trip on our winner, if you're so inclined:


juxtyger said...

nice video!

it is quite a ride! 3million buck for a log flume back in 1969 shure is a ton of money, and you can see why!