Canadian log raft style pedalos in Canada Creek.


Then – On a part of the lake near the Loggers Leap ride building.

Now – Saw – The Ride now stands in this part of the area.

Official Thorpe Park Description:

From the 1997 Thorpe Park website “Jumbo 4-seater pedalos are modelled on the old Canadian lumber jack rafts.. .hard work on the legs!”

The Attraction:

These 25 specially designed log raft style pedalos were a popular way to have fun while relaxing, pedalling the boats around in the scenic Canada Creek area of the park. The boats sat up to four people who all wore life jackets/buoyancy aids. The rafts were decorated with fake barrels, chests & wheels and they had bright yellow canopies.

The boating area could be seen from the queue line area of nearby Loggers Leap. The Hudson River Rafters left the park at the end of the 1997 season.

Memories of Hudson River Rafters:



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Facts & Trivia:

The boats were designed and built by Metro Leisure.
It was one of the attractions used by Princess Diana and the young Princes on their visit in 1993.
A replica of one of the boats can be seen on Chief Ranger’s Carousel in Rangers County.
Thorpe Park’s old Hudson River Rafters were spotted at Flamingoland in 2005. A photo of these can be seen above. At Flamingoland they were called Hudson Bay Rafts and were added in 2000.

Related links:

Ÿ - a 28 second video clip of Prince William and Detective Ken Wharfe exhausted after a race on the Hudson River Rafters at Thorpe Park in 1993.
Ÿ - a photo from 1993 of a Loggers Leap boat with the Hudson River Rafters in the background.
Hudson River Rafters (1992 - 1997)

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From the 1997 park map supplied by trainsandstuff.

From the 1994 park map supplied by trainsandstuff.

Photo taken in 1992,

supplied by Alec Dunn.

Supplied by James Salter.

The replica Hudson River Rafter on Chief Ranger’s Carousel. Taken in 2009.

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