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Shipwreck Rapids

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

Rapids Ride
Minimum height to ride: 42 inches

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Nine-passenger inner tubes float down whitewater rapids.


This is just an alright carnation of a river rapids ride. If you are planning on doing this, it goes without saying that it will be busy when the weather is hot. Unlike most reviewers, I did not get very wet. If you have time to kill, go for it. Otherwise, you should just skip this. (make sure to stow your phone)
Pretty great rapids ride. I've been on all 4 river rapids rides in Southern California (Bigfoot Rapids at Knott's, Roaring Rapids at Magic Mountain, Grizzly River Run at California Adventure, and this one), and Kali River Rapids at Disney World, and I say this is the 2nd best rapids ride I've ridden (1st is GRR). Also, this is the most wet I've ever gotten on a ride. The theming is pretty good, and the ride is pretty long. I also like that not only the waterfalls get you soaked, but also the rapids. The main downside is the lack of a drop. 8/10
Very fun, and you will get soaking wet. We left our things in the free 1-hour lockers nearby at Manta.
The ride is really good, but the entire environment is what really impressed me.
First off, the water is crystal clear. I have worked around a lot of water rides that used lake water that stank and made people feel nasty after getting off. The water here is clear, smells clean and felt refreshing.
The boasts only seat 9, so it is a mid-size ride, but they packed in a lot of props, set pieces and even animal environments Long the river.
The restaurant above is also wonderfully positioned to provide views of the action below.
I brought a change of clothes, and I an glad I did.
This ride has a nice theme and the rapids are standard for this type of ride. You start on a tropical island and end up on a shipwrecked ship (hence the name).

You will get soaked. The ride itself will get you wet, but its the people who pay 25 cents to spray water at you that will get you drenched in water. We had about two inches of water at the bottom of our boat by the time we were done with the ride. Waits for this are also by far the longest in the park. For some strange reason waits are non-existant during the cool San Diego nights.

oh god prepare to be soaked without having any fun

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