I was there yesterday, and did notice a cherrypicker on the track, instead of a car. I didn't think much of it, and thought it might be there 'just in case'. Nothing seemed to hint at an accident.
The ride is themed to the fairytales by H.C Andersen. I suspect the ride will recieve a major rehab next year in order to celebrate H.C Andersens 200th birthday. A lot of the scenes aren't working, and really bring the ride down.
On a sidenote, I met Danish actress Karen-Lise Mynster there and the rain had made Dæmonen run faster than ever before. It went from wild to EXTREME. Will post a tripreport of my visit to Bakken on Friday and Tivoli yesterday.
The boy got his leg trapped between a wheel and the track, due to inappropriate behaviour. They were apparently drunk.
The cherrypicker was indeed there 'just in case', as the accident happened after I left. *** Edited 5/9/2004 1:10:39 PM UTC by Raskal***
Latest news report that the boy is actually between 13 and 14, and tried to jump from car to car and fell down. *** Edited 5/9/2004 1:26:14 PM UTC by Raskal***
But, it seems like another ride operator mistake, beacuse they are not supposed to allow anyone on the rides if they are under the influence.
Disneyland don't serve beer though. *** Edited 5/9/2004 1:26:34 PM UTC by Raskal***
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