Posted Monday, July 22, 2002 5:14 AM | Contributed by Coasterdave
For the second time in three weeks, riders on a Ghost Town in the Sky chairlift were stranded when the ride malfunctioned Saturday afternoon, leaving 26 people stranded for up to two and a half hours.
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Monday, July 22, 2002 7:09 AM
Maybe they should label this as a chronic problem.
Monday, July 22, 2002 7:48 AM
...Or a one-of-a-kind thrill ride!
What have you gotten me into?
Monday, July 22, 2002 9:21 AM
That sounds sort of fun.
Monday, July 22, 2002 10:35 AM
That happened once or twice a year when I worked at Great America. The management had it down: Set up a stand in each station with free shirts and tickets for when they finally get pulled in. Once time, it was really really cold too.
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Monday, July 22, 2002 1:48 PM
Talk about airtime!
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Monday, July 22, 2002 5:04 PM
Wow, what a scary experience. I've been on that chairlift at Ghost Town a few times, it's not the safest feeling ride in the world. Wow.
*** This post was edited by xrae on 7/22/2002. ***
Monday, July 22, 2002 7:24 PM
I have been stuck on three chairlifts in my life as a skier and I assure you that it is not that bad(Although one of those times was for 2 hours when it was about 10 degrees out). But in the worst case senario they sent up a T type thing and made us jump onto it and then lower us to the ground. Would that be how they got these people off?
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Thursday, July 25, 2002 8:39 AM
I grew up in a town just outside Maggie Valley and have ridden that chairlift numerous times. Believe me, they have had much more serious problems in the past. People have been hurt pretty badly on that thing. Ghost Town, wake up and tear out that old piece of crap before it kills somebody!