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Hydro Luge is an interesting ride. Some people think it should have ended up in the water park, but it is far from it. Located as far north as you can get in the park the Hydro Luge sits next to the Rocket's ride entrance.
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'''Hydro Luge''' was a water-coaster style ride created by WhiteWater that sat on the north end of the park from 1994 to 2017. Hydro Luge was removed to make way for future expansion on the north end.
  
The ride is as the name suggests. Nothing more than a water luge run. 1 to 2 riders sit in a raft and ride the water down a slide that twists, turns, and has some really fun drops.
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==Ride Description==
  
The ride is made up of two slides. A blue slide and a black slide. There are only minor differences between the two slides. The black one is just that - pitch black. This means you can't see the turns coming or the drops and makes it more of a thrill. The blue slide has been known to get people wetter and you can see what is coming.
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WhiteWater refers to this ride as a "water coaster." However, the style of the ride is closer to that of a luge instead of a coaster, so the name Hydro Luge worked for the ride very well. Hydro Luge consisted of a tower with two slides: one side was blue and the other black. Ride vehicles were blue rafts that could fit one or two people. The rafts were sent to the top of the tower using a conveyor belt where the tower operators would place a raft on a smaller conveyor belt used to advance the raft into the slide. Once riders were situated in the raft and ready to go, the operator would push a button to start their ride. At the bottom of the tower, run-out operators would direct guests to exit the raft after stopping, place the raft back onto the conveyor belt, and then signal the tower operator that it was safe to send another raft.
  
On those hot days this ride is one that can help cool you off. But you get a workout climbing the stairs to get to the top. Enjoy!
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Each slide offered riders a slightly different experience. If you wanted to enjoy the ride and see the upcoming turns and drops, the blue slide was the one you wanted to ride. Many first-time riders chose the blue slide because it appeared tamer. The black slide was for thrill seekers. Riders could not see the turns and drops, so it made the experience much more terrifying as you were flying along in your raft in the dark. Between the two slides, the blue one was considered to be the slide to ride if your main goal was to get wet.
  
== Videos ==
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==Ride Removal==
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Lagoon removed Hydro Luge at the end of the 2017 operating season to open up the area for future addition and expansion. The ride began to be removed during the final weeks of Frightmares.
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Hydro luge removal.jpg
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==Ride Videos==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:57, 5 November 2017

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Location: North Midway
Built in: 1994
Built by: WhiteWater
Riders per raft: 2
Height Requirements: 36" minimum. Riders 36" to 50" must be accompanied by a responsible person.
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Moderate Thrill

Hydro Luge was a water-coaster style ride created by WhiteWater that sat on the north end of the park from 1994 to 2017. Hydro Luge was removed to make way for future expansion on the north end.

Ride Description

WhiteWater refers to this ride as a "water coaster." However, the style of the ride is closer to that of a luge instead of a coaster, so the name Hydro Luge worked for the ride very well. Hydro Luge consisted of a tower with two slides: one side was blue and the other black. Ride vehicles were blue rafts that could fit one or two people. The rafts were sent to the top of the tower using a conveyor belt where the tower operators would place a raft on a smaller conveyor belt used to advance the raft into the slide. Once riders were situated in the raft and ready to go, the operator would push a button to start their ride. At the bottom of the tower, run-out operators would direct guests to exit the raft after stopping, place the raft back onto the conveyor belt, and then signal the tower operator that it was safe to send another raft.

Each slide offered riders a slightly different experience. If you wanted to enjoy the ride and see the upcoming turns and drops, the blue slide was the one you wanted to ride. Many first-time riders chose the blue slide because it appeared tamer. The black slide was for thrill seekers. Riders could not see the turns and drops, so it made the experience much more terrifying as you were flying along in your raft in the dark. Between the two slides, the blue one was considered to be the slide to ride if your main goal was to get wet.

Ride Removal

Lagoon removed Hydro Luge at the end of the 2017 operating season to open up the area for future addition and expansion. The ride began to be removed during the final weeks of Frightmares.

Pictures

Ride Videos

Hydro Luge Blue Slide Front Seat (HD POV) by deathbyillusion
Hydro Luge Black Slide Front Seat (HD POV) by deathbyillusion


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