Incident on SFGadv's Superman?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:48 PM
Theres not much info for me to report on, however This afternoon around 4pm or so, SUF,GASM ,The Parachute tower as well as the Space Shuttle where sealed off and security where swarming around like crazy.

While the other rides opened up later in the day, SUF never reopened. I found it odd that a whole section of the park was sealed off during this time.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:59 PM
Anyone have any more info on this?
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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:16 PM
Parade?

Actually someone may have passed out, gotten sick, etc. I wouldn't jump to drastic conclusions. I witnessed a girl pass out in line and they brought EMTs in, etc. It also could have involved someone getting ill on the ride, so it didn't reopen.

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 8:04 AM
^ But we never closed a whole section for someone getting sick.

Whole section closed plus swarming security requires more than someone being ill.
*** Edited 6/15/2006 12:06:26 PM UTC by calcajun***

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:04 AM
There also was an ambulance near the ride as well.
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Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:44 AM
There are times at all parks where someone may become sick, or even may pass away on park grounds. Incidents where people can be isolated, and taken care of are preferable over keeping the area open, and not only invading the privacy of the ill person, but potentially ruining the day of other park goers by inadvertently being exposed to a scene where someone might be struggling for life. If the incident happened in the superman line or the GASM line it would be quite easy to simply close that area, since it's a dead end.

Remember, people get sick and sometimes die everywhere, everyday. Allowing a little privacy and dignity in these situations is a general courtesy that all parks should allow.

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 11:55 AM
^I don't think so.

A similar situation happened at SFA a couple years back when superman's brakes failed resulting in two trains being on the lift at the same time & they evacuated the entire gotham city area of the park.

I was in line for Batwing when they all of a sudden shut it down without saying a thing other than we had to leave the area & it wasn't until I got on the midway heading toward superman that I noticed the two trains on the lift so that turned out to be the reason for the evacuation of the area.

Something major must've happened at SFGRADV to warrant a whole section being shutdown like that,something far more serious than a simple block violation resulting in a train getting stuck somewhere on the ride.

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:05 PM
I'd say that the lack of local news coverage on this "situation" says a lot to the seriousness of whatever was happeneing. If someone was seriously injured, there was a major malfunction, or significant security threat, local news would have been all over it.
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Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:32 PM

If someone was seriously injured, there was a major malfunction, or significant security threat, local news would have been all over it.

And it doesn't even have to be that serious. If someone scratches their knee while exiting a coaster car the headlines scream "ARE AMUSEMENT PARKS SAFE? Youth Injured on Roller Coaster of Death!"

Doesn't even have to be an accident to get the attention of the media. A few years ago at SFA Two Face was stuck on the lift and it made regional (not sure if national) newscasts... complete with circling helecopters.

So now the big question is... Where can you find more conspiracy theorists? Coaster web sites or Rosswell, NM?

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:12 PM
I vote Disney websites.
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Thursday, June 15, 2006 2:01 PM
The local news media just got lucky with that as they were trolling around looking for news to report for the 4 pm newscast when they just happened to fly over SFA & stumbled across the situation.

Now if I remember correctly the incident actually made international news....it's just one more example of the media blowing a minor incident way out of proportion in an attempt to increase their ratings.

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 2:12 PM
soooo.... does anyone actually know what happened to superman? I would imagine someone got sick or hurt but no malfunction of the ride because its still open.
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Thursday, June 15, 2006 5:47 PM
If the ride is open today, then it can't have been anything major...right?
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Thursday, June 15, 2006 8:10 PM

Fafolguy said:
I'd say that the lack of local news coverage on this "situation" says a lot to the seriousness of whatever was happeneing. If someone was seriously injured, there was a major malfunction, or significant security threat, local news would have been all over it.

Not if they weren't given access to the area. The most they would get is a hearsay story from a supposed witness and not the facts therfore they are not likely to report it until a statement is released by the park or someones family.

In some instances, Someone passed away on a ride or something natural a statment may be released with condolences but if its a accident or ride caused or something, They will be very careful at what is released and when to release it.

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 10:09 PM
Superman was open today so apperently I was making something out of nothing, but The Space Shuttle was closed all day however.
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Friday, June 16, 2006 12:12 AM
Charles, you must have a higher quality of local news than I do...:)
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Friday, June 16, 2006 8:42 AM
SkyRider....i think the space shuttle is ALWAYS closed, isnt it? at least ive never seen it open...
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Friday, June 16, 2006 10:15 AM
its usually open on the weekends. weekdays its rarely ever open
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Friday, June 16, 2006 12:19 PM
Well maybe space shuttle was the ride that they had a major incident on & not S:UF.

I recall that last year when the shooting in the parking lot during FF occured the park wouldn't let the news media anywhere near the property so they had to do a report about a block or so up from the main gate on 214.

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Friday, June 16, 2006 12:46 PM
To Note - The Space Shuttle was open for business on Sunday June 11th. All day.

However, as always, the parachute drop ride was closed because there was a random breeze. What use is this ride if it can only run when there is not even the slightest breeze?

- J *** Edited 6/16/2006 4:48:02 PM UTC by ErinGoBraugh***

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