Log Flume Of Death Brings Joy To My Heart

Log Flume Of Death Brings Joy To My Heart

The Rollercoaster Tycoon franchise still has an active, creative community, and nothing screams “I love the thrill of ‘coaster action” more than an 24.38m drop into standing water.

Back in 2017, YouTube user Funzinnu did the delicate work of creating a fanciful log flume ride with one awesome drop in it. As you can see in the video, it’s a meticulous endeavour that really does show off some real skill in terrain manipulation and ride design.

The best part to me, though, is that it shows off yet more ways that you can use the Rollercoaster Tycoon games to make rides that are death-defying and scary. I love when people use these games to do something outside of the bounds of intent.

The Wheel of Life and Death and The Path of Enlightenment are some of my favourite builds using the RCT games, and while this is nothing on the scale of those, it has its heart in the same design space.

It’s even better than a log flume is meant to be gentle, slow, and fun. This ain’t a small world … it’s a tall world … that you’re gonna fall off! Now imagine that ending scene from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where Splinter says “I made a funny.” Theatre of the mind.


  • Is this article too soon given what happened in Dreamworld on a similar ride?

    • I would say no, but looking at that title does illicit a shrill inhale through the teeth when I think about it.

    • The last paragraph as well is really bad, don’t know how it slipped by without someone going “hey, maybe this sucks and you should do it again?”.

    • It’s obviously been localised from “more than an 80 foot drop”. It just comes off really weird combining a low accuracy phrase like “more than X” with that centimetre precision.

      • The problem is that an doesn’t lead into a word that doesn’t start with a vowel sound, a does.

        An 80ft drop works, a 24m drop works. A 80ft drop and an 24m drop don’t work.

        • Sure. My point was that this likely wasn’t an issue with the story the journalist submitted but introduced between when it was published in the US and syndicated to the Australian site.

          Not changing the article is one problem. Increasing the apparent accuracy of the figure is another.

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