Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:06 PM
Early this evening The Chiller: Robin side valleyed. The train came to a rest in the middle of the Cobra roll. Riders could be seen walking down the ride. Not sure if there were any injuries. I will be checkin the local papers tm'r to see if theres any mention about it, which I'm sure there will be and the whole thing will be totally blown out of proportion.
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:09 PM
I'd doubt there would be injuries on a rollback. These things do tend to happen on rare occasions when the wind is blowing at just the right angle with the right amount of force.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:43 PM
They won't mention it in the papers. It's happened MANY times before, and will happen many times again!
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 9:55 PM
Wow, that is quite cool, i wish i could have seen that i left the park at 4:30 today, darmn i wishi could have seen that!
Thursday, July 25, 2002 8:59 AM
No body is gonna get injred on something like that
Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:06 AM
All of a sudden "This happens all the time" and everyone is OK with it? When Deja Vu valleys, everyone jumps on the "Vekoma cannot design a ride" bandwagon.
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Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:44 AM
Chiller is very easy to evacuate if it valleys. Deja Vu is harder.
Thursday, July 25, 2002 9:52 AM
How many times at The Chiller valleyed??? Yes, beginning of this year it did a few times but that was because there were modifications made to it. Also, it is using a launch mechanism which can misfire sometimes. Deja Vu bascially uses gravity to make it through the course. So if it is pulled to the right height on the towers, and it still valleys, then there is something wrong, gravity doesn't decide one day that it doesn't want to function properly. Also, the Deja Vu trains, if you look at them, are not the most aerodynamic trains out there. Especially with those silver plates on the back of the SFMM trains. They just add more air resistance. I think the reason the Deja Vu's are always brought up is because they have been valleying a number of times since their opening. Chiller does not valley that often.
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Saturday, July 27, 2002 6:04 AM
i saw the whole thing happened.. but it was kinda cool and kinda scary to see it happen. I was just walking around by there and i saw the robin stop or rollback to in middle of the cobra roll.. people were screaming and everything but they were avacuated really quick.. THANK GOD i got on it three times before it saddled or valleyed.. w/e it is.
Saturday, July 27, 2002 8:23 AM
That sucks, Im going tomarrow since that hapened dose that mean it will be closed? ,or do they get it up,and running again? its so scary to see things like that happen,but Greatadventure has there ride operators,and attendents trained very well, and thats somthing good to know.
Saturday, July 27, 2002 5:00 PM
I think that Robin valleying is usually due to the the lims at the far end of the run not firing. Any SFGAdv experts out there who can verify this?
SFGAdv has a nice set of stairs to make evacuation easy when Robin valleys. An outfit called Carbis who's main market is industrial clients made them. They are featured in Carbis's catalog if you can find a copy. Carbis also did the ramps for Medusa.
Saturday, July 27, 2002 5:05 PM
I think they built a platform between the zero-g roll , top-hat and cobra roll - Most likely because this has happened a lot before.
Saturday, July 27, 2002 6:05 PM
Jim it is that or if there is bad winds/weather that can cause it.
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