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|Height Requirement:||46 Inches or 36 inches and accompanied by a responsible person.|
This classic attraction, which opened at Knott’s Berry Farm in 1969, remains as one of the most elaborate log flume rides in the U.S. The much anticipated attraction opened in July 11, 1969 with screen legend John Wayne taking the inaugural ride.
The $3.5 million attraction was originally funded entirely by its designer Bud Hurlbut who had previously designed Knott’s Berry Farm’s classic Calico Mine Ride. Hurlbut, a pioneer in the theme park attraction industry, wanted his flume ride to be a completely immersive experience.
The Calico Log Ride, as it was originally named, takes guests through an 85-foot-high by 330-foot-long mountain range themed to a nineteenth-century lumber camp. The ride, housed in an eight-story building, includes 24,000 gallons of water that circulates free floating logs past a variety of mechanical figures and taxidermied animals culminating in a 38 foot fall.
In January 2013 the Log Ride was closed to undergo an extensive revitalization. Garner Holt Productions of San Bernardino assisted in the revitalization project. The project included restoring classic scenes, upgrading ride figures and sets as well as adding new scenes and characters to enhance the ride experience while still maintaining the original theming and storyline of the attraction.