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[wiki]index.php?title=Rhine_River_Cruise[/wiki]
 
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This really must give an awesome look at Verbolten. It's funny, in all the times I've been going to the park, I have never done this.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbdexZf1oBQ
Rhine River Cruise video from 1997. Notice how you are able to get up and walk around after you pull out of the dock instead of after the first bridge.

Check out his channel, it has A TON of old BG videos including Big Bad Wolf, Drachen Fire, The skyride, Loch Ness, etc.
 

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Not sure where this really goes, so I am putting it here.

I went on the Rhine River Cruise for the first time ever this year. (I have been visiting the park since the 70s, and have a Platinum Pass, to give you a general idea of how enticing I found this "ride.") What struck me was that it is a missed opportunity. Why isn't there a dock in Italy? It could be useful and pleasant at the same time, like the Sky Ride and the Train. If I could ride it from the base of those hateful stairs to Italy, I might have tried it sooner.

Maybe I am missing something obvious? Who knows.

Anyway, just my thoughts for what they are worth.
 
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The main problem is where would you place the docks for Italy. You could do it behind RR but then you loose the Fear Fair site and something would need to be done to dress up that back area for daily use.
 
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Nic said:
I went on the Rhine River Cruise for the first time ever this year. (I have been visiting the park since the 70s, and have a Platinum Pass, to give you a general idea of how enticing I found this "ride.") What struck me was that it is a missed opportunity. Why isn't there a dock in Italy? It could be useful and pleasant at the same time, like the Sky Ride and the Train. If I could ride it from the base of those hateful stairs to Italy, I might have tried it sooner.

I have always wanted a dock to go in Italy-- for YEARS! If I could, I would buy the materials myself and go build one.

Regardless, I wish you had the chance to take the "Wine on the Rhine" cruise at the Food & Wine festival. For around $16.00 (and you also get to use your pass for a discount" it included a 30+ minute cruise where you got to relax, eat grapes/ chocolate/cheese/crackers with a glass of wine; all while a band plays music.

If this happens next year, I hope you get the chance to enjoy it.
 

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Nora said:
I have always wanted a dock to go in Italy-- for YEARS! If I could, I would buy the materials myself and go build one.

Regardless, I wish you had the chance to take the "Wine on the Rhine" cruise at the Food & Wine festival. For around $16.00 (and you also get to use your pass for a discount" it included a 30+ minute cruise where you got to relax, eat grapes/ chocolate/cheese/crackers with a glass of wine; all while a band plays music.

If this happens next year, I hope you get the chance to enjoy it.

Nora,

We thought about doing the cruise at the F&W Festival this year, but decided that given how must cajoling we had to do to get my Dad to join us just for the event, the cruise was probably a bridge (boat?) too far. We did get a cabana, which worked out pretty well for us.

Maybe we should try it next year.

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There is still a relatively steep slope that would have to be navigated on the Italy side of the park. The elevation change is much less in Italy than over in Rhinefield or Scotland but if the steps are already there might as well use them. And as someone who has had to walk and work in that ravine it is not a fun trip :)

Though I could see the Rhine River becoming more like a transport ride from one side of the park to the other.
 
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Is there a reason they got rid of the wooden posts?




Sorry to double post, but here is another angle of the old boats. :)

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Photo by Roger Wollstadt, www.flickr.com
 

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CK's signage pictures inspired me to share a few more from this last season. :cool:

 

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That's the dry dock... or at least I suppose that's what it's called. Can't say I have a very firm grasp on nautical terms. :p Anyway, basically it's used to lift the boats out of the water.
 
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