I don't come bearing any visual evidence of the cable being broken because I didn't have a camera with me today, but I would hope that my long posting tenure here would dispell any thoughts that this is a hoax.
Today the ride went down because the cable broke. The cable was hanging down where it enters the motor's room and it was all coiled around itself. It seems as though that they were trying to make quick work of getting it replaced. Hopefully this won't cause too much downtime for the ride. Last year when it snapped, didn't they have it up within the week?
Peabody's memory is like a steel trap. I was there, too (that's where I got my profile pic). And those 48 hours might have been shortened if the weather hadn't been monsoon-like the first evening after the snap.
Oh yeah...I forgot about that! The second day I think it would have opened before close had it not been for that weather. Nasai and I drove back the next day from SFWOA so we could get a chance to ride it. Our gamble paid off...we got to ride :)
Hey Cedar Points not the park that has had their Intamin ride down for months like Superman the Escape. I'm sorry if you took my view on SF vs. CP in relation to only SROS. I'm saying in general with SF rides and parks.
I heard that it snapped, but it would seem to be more likely that it just became loose (because of the very quick repair). I'm hoping they'll keep a few on hand in case this happens again (so that they dont have to wait to receive a new cable). Too bad I'll miss you guys at CP, I'm going June 27-July3...
Aw man, this is like a repeat of last year for me... I am going tomorrow! The first time I went this season the ride broke down, then a thunderstorm rolled in and we just went home because no rides was open. I was really hoping my friend would get to ride it for her first time but I guess that's just how it goes. sigh
Ride of Steel said: Hey Cedar Points not the park that has had their Intamin ride down for months like Superman the Escape. I'm sorry if you took my view on SF vs. CP in relation to only SROS. I'm saying in general with SF rides and parks.
Now you're comparing a seasonal park to a year-round park, which is ridiculous. The fact is that rides go down sometimes because things need to be fixed. Downtime has nothing to do with what company the park is owned by.
Ok then let's not talk about Superman Coasterdude318. Let's talk about X and all the problems its had, or De Ja Vu which has also had its share of downtime. Unlike these 2, Dragster was closed almost the entire first season it debuted. And dragster has new technology thats bound to have problems to begin with. X has difficulties that a are design flaws, especially the trains.