Hulk Roller Coaster hits bird at Islands of Adventure

Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:53 PM

Hello, I have lurked around for a while and this is my first post. A friend took this on vacation. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time. You can hear his wife trying to calm his young girls. They were pretty shocked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiqkUmLIgTA&sns=fb

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:08 PM

That bird shouldn't have made him angry

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:09 PM

Poor kids sound like they were traumatized.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:27 PM

Hulk obliterate!

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:58 PM

Let that be a lesson to all the other birds in the park.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 5:14 PM

Ed Markey should do something about this.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:33 PM

It amazes me stuff like this doesn't happen more often, with how used to the environments at the parks the birds get. Also, in a slightly related aside, I sometimes wonder how often the Illuminations crew has roast duck as an after-show dinner. :)

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:53 PM

My guess is never. Have you SEEN the Duck Exodus befor that show?

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:53 PM

This should be shown to all the idiots out there that think its okay to retrieve their lost hat. Poor dumb little bird.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:04 PM

Tekwardo said:

My guess is never. Have you SEEN the Duck Exodus befor that show?

Actually, after watching the show most every night for about 6 months I saw birds perched on the barge up until right before the first burst of flame more often than not. Yeah, a lot of them seem to be smart enough to clear out, but a lot don't seem to be that smart, either. I've also seen birds/ducks return to it after the Chaos scene until the fireworks start going off again. One night there was a duck floating right in front of one of the perimeter cannons, which made for an entertaining moment when it went off.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 8:08 PM

When we used to test ride Blue Streak in the mornings, birds would always fly up between the first 2 speedbumps and get hit. On track walks, the poor birdie bodies were everywhere. One time we found a squirrel.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:26 PM

"It is funny because the squirrel gets dead."

-Dug, UP.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 8:10 AM

This happened a couple a weeks ago on the Rockit in the studios. As the train was coming through the old ghostbusters building it hit a pigeon and the 2 pieces of the bird fell and slid down the road towards the library facade. About 10 guests ran over to see what it was and were surprised to see what actually came flying off the coaster.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 10:20 AM

I'm just glad that Hulk didn't hit Bryan Bird...aka, the Birdman of Coasterbuzz. ;)

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Monday, April 16, 2012 11:36 AM

I don't need to perch on things. I've got wifi.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 4:23 PM

The Mantis s***hawks (courtesy Dave Althoff, Jr.) are unimpressed.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 5:05 PM

If that wasn't Dave's video, I would have thought it was photoshopped. I guess if you don't look at the train it can't hit you (in bird mentality).

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 5:03 PM

The video in context. Doesn't work right on a portable device...but that video clip is actually a loop.

I can assure you that the video is not doctored in any way, and I congratulate Bill for having the patience to go wading through some ten years of Cedar Point trip reports to find it! 8-)

(In fact, where's that +1 button...)

On another occasion, also at Cedar Point, I was watching a duck that was swimming around in the Venture kiddie raft ride, swimming along and carefully avoiding getting run over by the rafts...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:49 PM

I was very relieved that it wasn't another gory bird video. lol

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Monday, April 23, 2012 12:01 AM

Doesn't even look as bad as my Bird Encounter on Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point. I got bits of bird remains on me but not as bad as the partner I had with me where he had it all over his face and clothes. I have called this experience being Flavioed on a Coaster named after Flavio's Bird Encounter on Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA. On TTD we were both fine just had to clean up the mess from the bird.

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