Shoot the Chutes

in 1899 Lagoon introduced it'd first thrill ride Shoots-the-Chutes. The ride consisted of a flat-bottomed boat that slides down the ramp or inside a flume into the lagoon. Unlike alog flume, a Shoot the Chute ride generally has larger boats and one single drop.  This “Chute” ride involved some boat sleds that would slide down a 30-foot high incline, powered by gravity into the lake..