Going to PKD? Voclano is closed

Saturday, June 24, 2006 6:53 AM
Heads up to anyone heading to Kings Dominion. Volcano is closed after getting stuck yesterday stranding passengers for two hours. Luckily a thunderstorm in the area bypassed them.

You can read about the rescue on the Richmond Times Dispatch.

http://snipurl.com/s7tg

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Saturday, June 24, 2006 11:34 AM
What is going on this year? It's insanity I tell you. How could you have a lacerated leg if there are no places to hit your legs on? This is one of those "stay tuned for further details" kind of stories.
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Saturday, June 24, 2006 11:47 AM
Oy, seems like every year at the same time of year Volcano closes.

Such a good ride too...

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Saturday, June 24, 2006 1:03 PM
http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/062006/06242006/201740

a little more informative article

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Saturday, June 24, 2006 2:25 PM
"We've had some incidents in the past, but nothing like this." Has this person been totally brainwashed of the Shockwave fatality? And the Galaxi, which sat where Shockwave is now had an incident too I do believe.
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Saturday, June 24, 2006 6:31 PM
It was due in part to the Galaxi accident in 83 that led to that ride's removal from the park to begin with.
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Saturday, June 24, 2006 7:11 PM
What do you expect them to say "Well, at least people didn't die on the ride like they have in the past at our park."

They are talking to the media, think people.

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Saturday, June 24, 2006 10:51 PM
And also, I don't know about the Galaxi but the Shockwave was totally rider error.
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Sunday, June 25, 2006 6:30 AM

And also, I don't know about the Galaxi but the Shockwave was totally rider error.

As far as I recall, the rider on Galaxi stood up for some reason, only to crack his head (although varying versions speak of decapitation).

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Sunday, June 25, 2006 3:49 PM
Galaxi was not decapitation, unless there is some way for someone to die in the ambulance on the way to the hospital after he lost his head. Both Galaxi and Shockwave were rider error. Galaxi had no restraints at all, not even a seat belt. There was just a fixed bar for you to hold on to if you wanted. The teen stood up near the end and hit his head.

Regarding the no past incidents comment, from reading the article I think he was talking about just Volcano, not the entire park.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:16 AM

RavenTTD said:
Galaxi was not decapitation, unless there is some way for someone to die in the ambulance on the way to the hospital after he lost his head. Both Galaxi and Shockwave were rider error. Galaxi had no restraints at all, not even a seat belt. There was just a fixed bar for you to hold on to if you wanted. The teen stood up near the end and hit his head.

Wrong. I was there at the park and was one car ahead of the guy who was *nearly* decapitated. As we were leaving the station their car pulled in and well.. let me tell you it wasn't a very pretty site. On the last turn into the station the guy leaned way out of the car (was standing up before this throughout the ride) and caught his head/neck on the support beams. Lets just say the amount of blood and body convulsions left quite a scar for a 12 year old.

And lets not forget the jumper from the Eiffel Tower (god I saw that too from Shockwaves lift hill). Needless to say, there's been a few deaths at PKD. *** Edited 6/28/2006 8:17:40 AM UTC by CoasterBearVa***

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Friday, June 30, 2006 12:28 AM
Any notice yet as to when the ride is going to re-open?
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Friday, June 30, 2006 1:38 AM
"I heard a loud pop and there was stuff flying. I got hit with something on the chin and forehead," Tesseneer said.

That's not good at all. With injuries involved they're dealing with safety issues as much as mechanical failure. The ride would need to be re-approved by the state. Who knows how long it would take, but I bet not for a few days minimum.

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