Saturday, May 3, 2003 9:30 PM
I was just reading somewhere else about how some accident happened on Giant Drop at SFGAm a while back. The said it had to do with the car and that it was removed. Can someone help me with this and get me somemore info. It would be much appreciated. tx!
*** This post was edited by SFGAMan 5/4/2003 1:47:39 AM ***
Sunday, May 4, 2003 5:47 AM
I know that one side of the Giant Drop has been plagued with maintenance problems after opening in 1998.
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Sunday, May 4, 2003 7:06 AM
Early last season, Giant Drop was open with all sides operational for the first time that I can remember since opening year.
But, it wasn't too long before one of the cars was removed for some reason. That side sat empty for the remainder of the 2002 season.
I have not seen the ride yet this year so I'm not sure of the status.
I am not aware of any accidents involving the ride.
Sunday, May 4, 2003 7:37 AM
I never knew of an accident of Giant Drop
"I aint sayin' nothin!"
Sunday, May 4, 2003 11:00 AM
I think he's mistaking it for the Drop Zone Stunt Tower at Paramount's Great America, where a 12-year old autistic boy fell to his death back in '99.
As for mechanical issues, I'm not aware of any on this Giant Drop. But I do know that almost all of them have some sort of problems with one of their cars.
BATWING FAN SFA
Sunday, May 4, 2003 11:04 AM
There was an accident on PGA's Drop zone in which a disabled rider somehow managed to slip out of the ride & fell to his death back in 99,that's why all the giant drops now have lap belts to prevent the restraint from fully opening during the ride.
I remember the accident because it happened the same weekend as the incident on PKD's Shockwave coaster,in which someone was thrown from the train after getting out of his restraint during the ride.
As for why Giant drop has one side not operating,I hear it's due to a glitch in the ride computer which explains why tower of doom @ SFA has only been operating 2 sides instead of 3 for the past several years.