Le Scoot
Website: Busch Gardens Williamsburg Homepage
Ride Type: Log Flume
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.4333
TPC Overall Rank: #317 out of 2930 rides.
Reviews: 34
Last Review: 9/3/2008 6:54:00 PM
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3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up praxis on 9/3/2008 6:54:00 PM
First of all, it&#39.s fun to say &quot.Scoot&quot..

Secondly, this is pretty straightforward. It&#39.s a flume themed like a sawmill. You go up your lift hill, meander thru some nice looking territory, a small opening drop, then up some more to the big final drop, which gets you fairly wet. Simple, not tons of variation in this kind of ride (excepting a couple heavily-themed ones I&#39.m sure we can all name) yet undeniably fun. The drop on Le Scoot is a good one, and the winding around parts seemed to have a lot of choppy water, though that may have been because we had two people in front and none in back.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Steve NY on 5/2/2008 9:21:00 PM
Le Scoot was an interesting log flume, but for the most part it was rather uneventful. I will state this prior to mentioning this ride specifically. I like traditonal log flumes that hug the ground. Le Scoot spends most of the ride elevated above the ground, taking away from the element I love so much in flumes. Also, for the most part Le Scoot is pretty dull. What saves the ride is the incredible drop at the end. For a flume, it is colossal and really steep. I came off somewhat wet, but the other two water rides do a far better job. Overall, a rather mediocre flume saved by its only drop.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/12/2007 10:27:00 PM
Pretty good log flume that had an oustanding drop. That drop was very tall and I got pretty wet at the bottom. However, this one wasnt close to the ground as I like and it was pretty short. It did have a short line though.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coaster05 on 10/13/2007 9:04:00 AM
I was really hoping for more from this flume. that is not to say it was a bad ride, but I missed it on my first visit and was excited to ride it on this trip. I enjoyed the saw at the end and the drop was decent, but nothing that was truly spectacular. Maybe my trip through Spain has ruined me for traditional American flumes. Either way a nice ride with some great scenary, just nothing that is truly amazing.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Princess on 9/22/2007 8:33:00 AM
Le Scoot was my second favorite ride at Busch Gardens (behind Pompeii) and its a good log flume to boot. I rode this during the late afternoon on a 100 degree day and only had a 5 minute wait. Well, Le Scoot was certainly worth the wait. The ride began unlike a lot of other log flumes with a very long lift hill. Afterwards are a few turns before the log entered a small building. At the end was a cool looking buzzsaw followed by one of the biggest drops I have experienced on a log flume. It was quite a thrill and the following splash didnt get me too wet which was a disappointment considering how hot it was when I went on Le Scoot. This is a very fun log flume, but its a little shorter than most and I prefer the ones that work with the terrain and are close to the ground.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up B&M Fan on 8/11/2007 10:12:00 AM
The only thing that is good about this log flume is the drop. Themeing is not very existent. Just a nice ride near some trees. The line was fairly long because they only had one side launching boats. The drop is really good. Only worth riding if line isnt too long.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up thare on 6/18/2007 9:32:00 AM
Nice log flume, and fun for the whole family. It was so close to getting a ten, but after thinking it over it gets a nine. This is a must do for anyone, and has a nice drop. The themeing is top notch, and everyone of all ages will enjoy. The line is not normally long, but on a hot day it will fill. I guess we owe Louis "Le Moose" for this all-time classic.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up larrygator on 5/28/2007 11:10:00 AM
Just an average log flume in my opinion. With the humidity of Williamsburg and the long lines that materialize I would expect more of a splash. Also with the beauty of this park I would have expected a little more meandering through the trees.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up metssuck on 5/16/2007 5:12:00 PM
Good classic log flume. I hate how some of you ppl try to compare it to splash mt. and dudley. Its like 20 years older than those flumes, le scoot actually helped pave the way for them. I love the saw mill and the big drop.

4 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 10/9/2006 3:21:00 PM
Log flumes will always be one of my favorite attractions at an amusement park no matter how old I get. As a kid, they were my absolute favorites since they were pretty much the only major attractions teeming with thrills to be had that never seemed to have any real height requirement. Even to this day I am still wowed by a great log flume, and even in a massive park like Busch packed with highly rated, thrill-machines like Apollo and Alpengeist, I still gave their flume multiple rides. Why, you may ask? Well, as I stated earlier, I am an avid log flume fan and also, this is a really darn good one that often gets overshadowed in such a great park.

Located way in the park of the park over in the New France section of the park, Le Scoot flat out looks great off-ride. The entire area around the ride is very well themed with the incredible landscaping we have all come to love and expect from Busch. Not only that, but the outstanding view of the climatic final plunge off-ride just heightens the anticipation for the ride that will soon follow. But other than the colossal plunge, pretty much the rest of the ride is hidden from view high amongst the dense trees featured so prominently at the park like an owl in the midst of a dark night.

Now you may expect there to be long waits on a 100 degree day. Well, I sure did, but I was absolutely shocked to find that this was a walk-on! In fact, I got three consecutive rides without having to get out of my log! I don’t know if I was just incredibly lucky or what, but nonetheless there was no wait whatsoever presumably due to my choice to ride this within the final half hour or so before closing, and even then it was still about 100 degrees. Whatever the reason may be, part of it definitely can be attributed to the ride’s stellar crew who simply did not mess around when it came to dispatching the logs, even without there being any such line at all! Wow!

Before I start describing the ride itself, let me begin by saying that I unfortunately never got to experience this in broad daylight as I stated earlier, and ultimately I was unable to take in all of the incredible sights that the ride may have offered during the day, but anyway the attraction began with a long climb up a massive lift hill, a unique beginning for most flumes. Following that was a series of high turns that were taken at a brisk pace in absolute darkness, but I’m sure during the day that some incredible views can be provided from that high up. Now typically I enjoy log flumes that hug the ground much better than ones that don’t, but I didn’t really mind since the atmosphere was so incredible traveling through the beautiful woods in the middle of the night. It was just so peaceful and relaxing, while at the same time the anticipation was mounting for that climatic final plunge that would soon ensue.

Then there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Soon enough the log casually entered a very nicely themed shack, which is innocent enough until a buzzsaw lunges towards the heads of riders! Almost simultaneously, the trough drops out and I embarked down the incredibly tall plunge viewed off-ride, and I can say that it was every bit as good as it looked. It’s fast, steep, and definitely one of the best drops I’ve ever experienced on a flume anywhere, only behind the drops of the two great Orlando flumes! The following splash is decent, as it got everyone moderately wet, but not soaked, a perfect amount in my opinion at night since it was refreshing but not absolutely dampening.

Le Scoot is simply one of the best log flumes I’ve been on anywhere. Despite being somewhat unorthodox with its layout, the incredible woodsy setting combined with that amazing final plunge really make this flume stand-out against the competition. But as I said earlier though, I typically prefer flumes that hug the ground and really that’s my only gripe with this flume, though it isn’t all that big of a deal since the tranquil setting manages to nullify the problem. Nonetheless, no one should consider skipping this delightful flume since it really is one of the park’s hidden gems.

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