Thursday, May 10, 2007

Busch Gardens- Yahoo Flume Ride Part 1

This three part post will take us on a virtual tour of the Yahoo Flume Ride from the defunct Busch Gardens amusement park in Van Nuys California. The Ride is your typical flume, featuring barrels that hold up to four people. Unlike Knott's Berry Farm's Timber Mountain Log Ride, and Disneyland's Splash Mountain, The Yahoo Flume had no theme other than highlighting the beauty of Busch Gardens itself. Instead of animatronic loggers or singing alligators, real birds, gardens, and lakes surround the visitors of this modest attraction. The Yahoo Flume is a similar experience to Magic Mountain's Log Jammer. Let's begin our tour.

After boarding the log/barrel, we begin a calm and relaxing tour of the south side of the park. A rushing waterfall greets the travelers, as they get a rare glimpse at the backside of water. Riding Disneyland's Jungle Cruise is not the only way to see this amazing phenomenon.

After we pass the waterfall, another of Busch Gardens' rides is in view. The Motor Boat ride gives guests a similar experience to the logs with one major difference. That difference will be exposed in a couple of posts.

Next time, part 2.


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