Splashwater Falls was the cool new water ride at Great America when I was a kid. Instead of the old 2 or 3 seat log rides that were common at the time you now got to ride down a waterfall in a 20 person boat. I’m not sure what was more enjoyable, the ride itself or the walk over the bridge when it was over. The bridge of course was right in the target area of the giant splash from the boat. If you weren’t expecting it, you would be knocked over.