Hopkins Rides

Hopkins Rides
Status Defunct
Palm City, Florida, USA
Founded Early 1960s
Successor WhiteWater
Website http://hopkinsrides.com/

Hopkins Rides was an amusement ride manufacturer specializing in water rides based in Palm City, Florida, USA founded in the early 1960s[1]. The company was later integrated into WhiteWater.


O.D. Hopkins Associates was created in 1965 by the owner of the same name.[2] The company saw success with its log flume, a type of ride introduced by competitor Arrow Development in 1963. Hopkins' first log flume opened in 1980 and the company would go on to build 26 more in the following 11 years.

On August 24, 2012 WhiteWater announced that it had acquired Hopkins Rides and would continue to offer its products under the Hopkins Rides name.[3]. The Hopkins Rides name has since been dropped.


Roller Coasters

Name Park Country Opened Status
Dragon Adventureland
May 12, 1990 Closed September 29, 2019
Cliff Hanger Ghost Town in the Sky
September 1988 Standing but not operating since 2009
Desert Storm Castles N' Coasters
1992 Operating
Patriotn Castles N' Coasters
1992 Operating
Polar Coaster Story Land
1987 Operating
Texas Tornado Wonderland Amusement Park
1985 Operating

Other Rides

This list is incomplete, please expand it if you can.


  1. "Hopkins Rides Brochure". WhiteWater. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  2. "The 'Devil' You Say?". Asheville Citizen-Times.
  3. "WhiteWater Acquires Hopkins Rides". WhiteWater.