Disney's new rockets grounded on launch pad

Posted Thursday, October 5, 2000 8:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Intamin's custom-built Zephyr, a "spinning rockets" ride at Disney's California Adventure, appears to be having some serious problems in testing, according to the LA Times.

Read all about it on The LA Times Web site.

Thursday, October 5, 2000 9:36 PM
Although I haven't seen this ride yet, it sounds like an old Traver/Chambers Rockets, just bigger.What could be the problem? Trying to reinvent the wheel perhaps?
Friday, October 6, 2000 2:26 AM
I bet Mike's pissed...
Sunday, October 8, 2000 1:33 PM
Speaking of poor design, why is it that everytime I click a link to the LA Times website I have to reload the site and it takes an average of 4 minutes to load? I'm not blaming Coasterbuzz mind you.
Sunday, October 8, 2000 4:08 PM
Has Anyone Been To Six Flags America there is a ride called pirates flight its basically the same thing. but i think they should of used hydrolic poles to control them but not like the space ships or whatever at disneyland.

Tuesday, October 10, 2000 7:07 AM
Poor design? Hehehe... not really. The same civil engineer that worked on the Golden Zephyr project is the same person that worked both Ghostrider at KBF and Steel Dragon 2000! This was an unseen problem that arose during initial testing. Another interesting note is that it seems that the LA Times isn't too worried about making these stories FACTUAL. Especially since Intamin didn't build the Zephyr. It was built by D.H. Morgan Manufacturing.

Dutchman, the ride is a recreation of the old Traver airplane swing attraction. You're correct on that.

Tuesday, October 10, 2000 4:26 PM
Yeah, the media out here is real good at print it first then retract later (if you're lucky ). If they correct it, It's usually burried back in the opinion section printed so small you need a magnifying glass to read it.
Thursday, October 12, 2000 9:00 AM
I wonder if there will ever be an Intamin ride that doesn't have problems?? :-)
Thursday, October 12, 2000 4:28 PM
Like James Disney said, it's not a Intamin , it's a Morgan.
Friday, October 13, 2000 10:34 AM
If Vekoma build that ride there where no problems.

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