Me, I've been stuck on Top Thrill Dragster. How you ask? Well we were pulling out of the station and in the launch platform, the train in front of us launched no problem. But however when it was our turn to launch(by now you have the Dragster sounds memorized and you know when your goin launch) well, we didn't. I knew when we were goin launch but for some strange reason we didn't. So we waited there for about 5mins until an op came down the small catwalk and told us that they were having technical difficulties and the brought a triangular shaped hook and undid our restraints and we got to walk down the little cat walk(I feel so special:D) and our whole train got to get back in line and got to go first before any one else.
What about you? Have you walkin down a catwalk?
Editted for Coheed.... *** Edited 7/8/2004 3:11:19 AM UTC by Rampage***
-Big Thunder Mountain (MK), late 90s, spent 15 mins on the first lift
-Magnum, early 00s, spent 10 mins on the break run after the tunnel
-Splash Mountain (MK), late 90s, no its not a coaster but I was stuck in front of the vultures right before the final lift for 45 mins.
P.S. Last ride of the night. :)
*Fixed a mispelling. *** Edited 7/8/2004 3:39:10 AM UTC by Dane186***
"Now, how about a story on Millennium Force. Because we went to Cedar Point on May 21st & 22nd 2003, it was still in the 60's. About 4 pm on the 22nd, the four of us board Millennium force. My buddy and I rode in the front seat and the two ladies sat right behind us. Right as we were approaching the very top of the lift when it starts to pick up speed, the lift just shuts off! Off to the left of you, you see nothing but a bit lake of water, Lake Erie. You can't help to look down because of the sunlight beaming in your eyes if you look forward at the high angle. Since is was so early in the season, it was only 60 degrees up 310 feet in the air. The wind was blowing at about 20-25 miles per hour with the wind-chill in the 40's. Because the way the lift hill was designed, the track starts swaying back and forth in the wind. Everyone was screaming, and the panic started. Ten minutes later, it was completely silent, an eerie, deadly-like silence. Everyone was on the brink of freezing because of the wind, grasping themselves and trying to hold onto their coats. 45 minutes later, they ride operators come over the loudspeaker and indicate that they are restarting the ride and we will feel a slight bump when they begin the elevator. A few seconds afterward, the ride slowly begins to creep forward and pushes us over the top of the hill. Because the ride did not have to typical power it does when coming over the top, the ride was slower than normal and the on-ride photos didn't take the pictures in the correct place. As we approach the station, everyone in the queue lines are cheering and were happy to see us back. As we pull into the station, the ride operators offered another ride if we so desired. Many people on the ride chose some choice words to tell the ride ops and quickly got out of their seat. Not a single person took another ride, including myself."
Yes, while that was a very long post, that was one coaster issue that I will always remember. I have also got stuck on the Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis. Other than that, I think those are the only two incidents I recall.
Wind Chill (ºF) = 35.74 + 0.6215 T - 35.75 (V^0.16) + 0.4275 T (V^0.16)
Where: T = Air Temperature (F)
V = Wind Speed (mph)
^ = raised to a power (exponential)
...which came from the National Weather Service website ( http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/windchillglossary.shtml )
April 2002: Big Bad Wolf (BGW): My wife and I were in the first seat of a full train when it stopped just short of the crest of the lift hill. It was only for a few minutes (less than 5) and rather unmemorable.
June 16, 2004: Cheetah (Wild Adventures): Cheetah was closed when we arrived at that section of the park with maintenace working on it. After waiting out a heavy down pour, we saw that the coaster was up and running so I climbed aboard (my wife decided against it) After my second ride, I asked the ops if I could just re-ride since there was no one in the station and they said Okay, so I switched from the back to the front seat. The train climbs the lift hill and stops very close to the top... and the message comes over the p.a. system... "don't panic," etc etc etc. I'm up there for 15 or 20 minutes.
Nothing unusual about this... except for the fact that I am the only person on the train. No big deal either. My wife was more concerned than I was. She was worried for my safety ("what if the train broke lose, slid back down the lift hill, and crashed into the station?!?!") while I was sitting up there watching giraffes, gazelles, and what ever other animals were in the little safari area, and waving to the people who were riding the little safari train and looking up at me.
The coaster train then gave one lurch and the lift started back up and I had one of the best rides of the day on Cheetah.
Odd thing is, when a coaster train gets stuck, it is no big deal... but when you are the only person on the train, for the rest of the day to the people in that area (the ops of Cheetah, the maintenance workers, even a few of the people who were watching) you are suddenly "that guy who was stuck on the roller coaster".
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