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Penguin’s Blizzard River
Website: Six Flags America Homepage
Ride Type: River Raft
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.3333
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 8
Last Review: 5/8/2007 3:36:00 PM
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3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fergusonat on 5/8/2007 3:36:00 PM
Junky ride, dumb placement, and you dont even get wet....except for your feet Honestly, you come to the end of the ride, waiting to be hauled back up into the station, and the innertube just floods. Stupid ride. Period.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterf42 on 7/26/2006 12:19:00 PM
Absolutely horrible and this may be my least favorite attraction ever. I cant believe that there was only one below average score before me. Let me tell you this ride is completely POINTLESS. You go up a decent sized hill in a rubber raft and then you simply decend down some hexlixes at slow speeds while spinning ferociously. You dont get wet at all. Its just completely stupid in my estimation, and the worst ride Ive ridden at SFA, if not ever. Its only saving grace is-well, absolutely nothing. I dont know why I didnt give it a one, but I guess its worthy of a two. Not the worst a ride can be, but certainly close to it. I enjoyed everything in Gotham-except this.

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up erinys on 5/7/2006 12:54:00 PM
Boring. Slow ride to the top, you spin at a slowish speed a few times down, you might get spritzed with a little water for a second, the first dip is a little bit of a fun surprise after the initial slow spinning. Its a restful break if the line is short and you are tired, especially during the wait to unload, but this isnt enough water to cool you off from a day in the hot sun.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 5/4/2006 2:26:00 AM
Penguins Blizzard River is a very fun water ride.The rafts you sit in hold 8 people. You dont get very wet on this water ride however. Very good theming and a nice addition to the park. It is fast, fun, rerideable, it has a large capacity, and a long duration.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up praxis on 7/13/2004 1:23:00 PM
I give this ride bonus points for originality. Personally, Ive never seen this kind of ride before. You sit in a big, 8-person tube much like the kind youd ride at a water park. After a long lift hill (the ride is pretty tall) you go down a path shaped like an enormous spiral, and water sprays out to keep the tube spinning. Your tube moves about freely, and the rotation and the descent are quite fast. Its a lot of fun. You get only a light spritzing.

3 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up skifast22 on 6/28/2004 8:20:00 PM
Not very exciting. The lift to the top is very slow. The ride down your spinning so fast you really cant tell where your going. The best part are the 2 dips at the end. I think it would have been better if it had more dips, and less spinning.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up dgl528 on 11/4/2003 9:33:00 PM
Probably one the best water rides Ive ever been on! The spinning is furious! Plus you dont get soaked *cough*Renegade Rapids*cough*...

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ABR on 7/29/2003 12:01:00 PM
This is a very thrilling ride. Its one of the best water rides Ive ever been on. Its pretty similar to a "White Water Rapids" ride except your going downhill. The rafts you sit in are great, they dont have any restraints which makes for a more "free" feeling. The rafts seat about 7-8 people, so bring all your friends. You only get a light mist on this ride, very disappointing for many people (particularly the little kids running around in swim suits) but thats what I prefer, I dont want to be walking around all wet all day (Im not a water park person.)
However, the ride lasts about 1:30, and 1 minute of that is spent on the very slow (and very boring) lift hill. Plus, they have too many rafts and you have to sit outside before the station waiting for the rafts in front of you to be dispatched (kind of like a line to get off the ride)
But the ride had a short line, was very thrilling and is a welcome additon to my home park.

Update: The rafts now have seat belts... grrr.

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