The log floats on the water and is propelled by the current in the water. To make a climb on a hill the log or boat sits on a rubber belt that lifts it to the next level, there is usually a slight drop at the top of a hill, or in the case of Splash Mountain there is a big drop on the last hill. There is no track the log runs on like a roller coaster but it does fit in the flume which has sides to keep it running along the path. Thus the name "flume ride".
I'm sure you could build, and maybe some have built, flume rides that have a track but most common is they just float on the water.
There's a small mechanical fish that jumps out of the water, it's just on an arm that moves in a circle. It's usually broken but you can still hear itWhen I was on Splash in Florida for my final rides I've noticed a strange "sucking/Buzzing" sound in the water by where Brer Frog is on Brer Gator singing. I wonder what that was?
When I was a kid I noticed something similar on the Small world before the London part. I thought a Bee got stuck in the ride lol
I'll have to look out for it next time i......................ohThere's a small mechanical fish that jumps out of the water, it's just on an arm that moves in a circle. It's usually broken but you can still hear it
It's cool when it works but it ruined my recording when I planted a hidden mic on that section of the ride lolI'll have to look out for it next time i......................oh
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