Cajun Cliffhanger

Thursday, March 28, 2002 7:55 PM
Also i will add that on the Channel 5 news they said all other "rotors" at other Six Flags parks will be closed...or actually they said all "Cliffhangers at all Great Americas" =)

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:23 PM
Fox 32 news said all other Six Flags parks will keep their rides open..lol.

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:30 PM
ahhhh, vague unpleasant memories from childhood. Now that it comes up (so to speak) I remember as a young kid one time riding a rotor. It might have been PKD's old rotor. Well, the thing started spinning, as did my head. However it came to pass, I didn't "stick" to the wall. Well, it got pretty nauseating. I can see how she could have become disoriented and faced the other way...always bad news when someone gets seriously hurt...:(
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Friday, March 29, 2002 2:37 AM

http://www.dailyherald.com/main_story.asp?intid=37344461

The Daily Herald had an article on the settlement for the Cajun Cliffhanger accident. I have submitted it to news but here is the link until then.

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Friday, March 29, 2002 3:30 AM

One of articles says something that I think fit the situation very well:


considered popular from when it opened in 1976 until closing after Kati was injured in July 2000

That's a good 24 years accident free on a ride. Anyone care to comment?

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Friday, March 29, 2002 4:29 AM
The ride was not accident free for 24 years. Six Flags released accident reports to the court which show that there has been around (I think) 14 accidents on the Cliffhanger since it opened. Illinois law states that amusement park accidents dont have to be reported unless the injury is serious. This is why nobody knew about these previous accidents.

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Friday, March 29, 2002 5:09 AM
Ok, let me rephrase. Very little serious injury for 24 years.

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Friday, March 29, 2002 5:30 AM

What I dont understand is that Chance who makes the Rotors said that over time the ride would create a gap between the floor and the wall. They have offered rail bumpers to be installed when these gaps occur. Why didnt Six Flags just go ahead and install these bumpers on all of their Rotors knowing that this type of incident could occur?

According to the news last night, Six Flags will now install these bumpers on the Rotors at their various parks that they are going to keep. This should have been done when the safety feature became available.

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*** This post was edited by Chitown on 3/29/2002. ***

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 12:46 PM
Too bad they had to take it down I wish i could have ridden it.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 2:23 PM
I heard that the two girls didn't move behind the yellow line until the floor dropped where she slid down too far. She started screaming to the ride op and he raises the floor.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 2:26 PM

I really don't know what to think. There are many stories going around and second of all, that wasn't my favorite ride at SFGAm anyhow. As for Power Dive, I believe that has been out or non-operating for a few years now. I have no idea why they took that out. All I know was that it was not a popular ride.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 2:31 PM
I know why, Because it was rediculously claustrophobic and the restraints were extremely uncomfortable.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 6:39 PM
Getting back to the original question yes its gone no there isn't a hole. It's still in the employee parking lot.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 6:47 PM
Wow this post is year old! Yea, I think CCH is still in the employee parking lot with the rest of Orleans Place :-(

*** This post was edited by SFGAMNUT9302 on 1/28/2003. ***

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