i was at the GE today and had a ride in the front seat of the comet, when i noticed that there was a considerable amount of airtime more than i've ever experienced before. at one point the ride almost stood me straight up! when our trained entered the station after the ride was over my friend notice that our seatbelt was undone. at came undone during the ride. we laughed about it after the ride was over, but its still a scary thought thinking of what might of happend. Has anyone ever had any close calls or bad experiences on a ride?
I was on the Georgia Cyclone, and I know I was standing straight up. But my lapbar and seatbelt were both down as tight as they could be... It was a good experience (feelings) but it was also very scary.
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I had the same thing happen on Roar last time I rode it,the traiin came into the brake run & I went to unlock my lap belt (to make unloaading in the station easier) & low & behold I find out it was open throughout the entire ride.
Twice this year I have returned to the station on the Mean Streak to find that my seat belt had come undone (both times in the front seat.) However, I don't think that I would really call this a close call....
I got a similar experience on the Georgia Cyclone this year. It was only my second time on it and I was in the back seat. On the forth hill, it launch me right out to the point that I put my hands down and grabbed onto whatever I could. The on-ride photo revealed that I had one hand on the headrest (seat in front of me) and another on the lap bar. Like coasterbill said, it was wonderful, yet scary at the same time. What I didn't know was that the holiday world incident happened just two days before I rode it. I didn't know what happened at HW till two days after I rode the Cyclone (4 days total) and my memory went straight to that one Cyclone ride I had two days prior.
I've had two close calls, both in the back seat. On Kennywood's Jack Rabbit, I was practically sitting on the back of the seat-back during the double-dip. On Apollo's Chariot, I had the lapbar positioned about 2 or 3 clicks from my lap--my knees were the only part of my body barely touching any part of the train on the way down the initial drop, until I could bring my arms down to grab the restraint and pull myself back in my seat (and promptly staple myself). That was the last time I left a risky amount of space between myself and the restraint on a coaster.
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"Closest call" I have seen recently was when two parking lot trams were passing each other in opposite directions and the driver's side rear view mirror of the one tram very nearly struck the head of a passenger on the other tram... :O
last week on Big Dipper(SFWOA) in the last seat.....i was actually standing and i thought i was going to fly out my seat...it was totaly the worst and most scary experience ever!......I advise everyone to try it......lol
Last summer at Lakemont, the locking mechinism on the restraint of the Little Dipper flew apart like a smashed watch.
The Train launched me over the right front of the car, only thing that saved me was MagnumForce in the car behind grabbing my belt and pulling me back into the train. My face was mear inches from the chainlink fence around the ride before my fall was stopped. Got a skinned knee in the process and not even an are you alright from the Ride op. I could owned a kiddie coaster if I had wanted to, and was the sueing type.