Yikes...What I'm wondering if the collision occured halfway through the ride or if the anti-rollbacks failed to catch the car on the way up, because the article mentions the car not making it up the lift.
A guy that works there that I know, told me the other day about this. He said the anti-rollbacks failed and then it bumped into the other car.
They have taken the trains off the track and i believe the ride is down as of right now. Also he said it had something to do with the chain malfunctioning whether it broke or failed to catch the car is a completely different thing.
Apollo there are not block breaks in the first section of the ride, so if it had rolled back it was going straight back past the tires that drive it up to the hill. *** Edited 5/23/2008 8:14:22 PM UTC by MagnunBarrel***
What's up with Wildcats and anti-roll back issues? There was the Bell's incident a few years back, and memory is hazy and google isn't helping out but thought there was another roll back failure with a Wildcat that was in New Jersey before that.
I hope they get this sorted out because I'm a big fan of the rides and kind of started the coaster jukie thing with me today. Before it left the park I used to go on the Riverside Wildcat over and over. We'd literally ride it for like and hour just running back to get in line again over and over. I was probably about 8 or 9 at the time.
Not sure why but the 54m footprint like Riverside's which is now located on Price Edward Island seem more intense than the 65m version like the one at Cedar Point.
I don't recall a Wildcat roll back in New Jersey. Perhaps you are thinking of the Wild Wonder at Gillian's? That was a Zamperla Zig Zag coaster (wild mouse), and Gillians sold the coaster to Magic Springs after the fatal incident. However there was a Wildcat rollback prior to Bell's at Worlds of Fun on their Schussboomer back in the late 70s or early 80s.