Posted Monday, November 2, 2020 10:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Fire fighters rescued riders from a stalled Wave Breaker Rescue Coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio. The roller coaster appeared to stall at a high point on the ride.
Read more and see photos from KENS/San Antonio.
If you can push it backwards, there's a bonus in that you can just launch it again.
Oh it's not as easy as Top Thrill Dragster to do that. You have to send the trains all the way around, then you have to test the trains again without people in them. Certain safety aspects here.
He doesn't mean "just" as in right away. He means "just" as in you don't have to remove the train from the track.
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
...or pull it the rest of the way through when it valleys somewhere else, or...whatever. Just roll it back, unload it if necessary, reset, and try again.
I watched part of a train recovery on Maverick one night. The part I was watching was an excruciatingly slow process dragging the train through an element with gravity offering absolutely no assistance. It's always better if you can get the train to a place where it will just roll home.
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I saw a valleyed car on Steel Hawg and hung around to see what they might do. I thought a winch might be the thing but instead they brought a scissor lift over and butted part of the to the back of the car. Those knuckleheads put a big dent on that nice, new, shiny stainless steel panel on the back of the car. I almost went over and bawled em out.
I forget when it was, but remember when both MF and Maverick valley on same day. MF was on island and they disassembled the train. I got video of the entire process of them removing first car. Maverick (when I was in location) was being pulled up to second half of horseshoe element with cables & pulleys like Rideman mentioned. I have a couple short videos of that but did not watch the entire process. Videos of both rides can be found on GOCCs site or their Facebook page. Can't remember which they posted them to.
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