Image: Shoot the Rapids
This computer generated image released by Cedar Point shows Shoot the Rapids at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.
updated 7/1/2010 10:17:24 AM ET 2010-07-01T14:17:24

Cedar Point says its new water ride is making a splash following a delayed opening so its boats could undergo more work.

Spokesman Robin Innes says Shoot the Rapids has the makings of a popular attraction at the amusement park in Sandusky. Innes said Wednesday that people who want to experience the $10.5 million flume ride are waiting in line up to an hour at peak times.

He did not have ridership numbers from the ride's first few days.

Shoot the Rapids got going Saturday, more than a month after its planned opening when the park's new season began. The boats didn't fit properly and had to be modified.

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Innes says the ride has had to shut down a few times for minor adjustments, which he compared to an oil change or other maintenance on a car.

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