It wasn't neccesarily a roll back, but while riding Flight of Fear once they E-braked us before we got out of the tunnel and into the half loop. We all had to get out and push the train back then try it again.
Had a ride on S:TE SFMM only made it a third of the way up and rolled back through the 'mudflaps' at the back of the station to the emergency brake area. Got two more rides without leaving the car afterward.
Yeah, on Hypersonic XLC, opening day of the ride in the 2001 season to be exact. There were several roll backs that day, that made the entire line scatter. It was a little scary, but im glad it happened while i was on it. Maintenance and guys from S&S Power came out and released us from the restraints, we were unloaded right on the launching strip. Now if only i can be on TTD if it has a rollback............ :)
I experienced a rollback on Xcelerator during opening day last summer. It really wasn't all that exciting and was overwith before I really knew what happened. If you want to experience a rollback, go ride an impulse coaster or Superman at SFMM. In my opinion, rollbacks seem to be overhyped by those who haven't experienced one, but then again, some people get excited when they are on a coaster that gets stuck on the lift hill =P.
I got a roll back on Xcel last November, if you want to call it that... The dog dropped from the train, misalligned and fired. We only got upto about 30-40 mph before the incline, we didnt even get vertical. As Badnitrus said, its not all that great of an experience (BTW Badnitrus, I was the one directly behind you in line on media day ;) )
I would have to think it's exciting becuase it's not what you're expecting. But when I think of a roll back I'm imagining the train barely cresting the top and then falling all the way back down... just a minor miscalculation on the part of the computers wieghing the car for launch... or maybe a single wheel bearing locks up cuasing the train to lose momentum. In any case I think that would be fun. :)
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