KI's Drop Zone

Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:29 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar I'm heading to the park Tuesday, and was just wondering if Drop Zone will be open. I haven't heard anything lately following the SFKK accident so I'm not aware when the rides will reopen.

Thanks for your help!

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 7:51 PM
As of this moment looking off my deck. STILL CLOSED

Chuck, who'll let you know if KI Calls to tell me it' s going to open :)

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 8:17 PM
It was still closed as of today.

Hi.....whats your name again?

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 8:41 PM
It has been closed for about a week now, and as far as a timetable there really is none of when it will open.

I was there tuesday and from what i seen nothing was being done on the ride as far as inspections. The ride ring was down with the lift mechanism at the top. Most of the former or still action zone was down at the beginning of the day. More mechanics were in the son of beast area than drop zone if that helps at all.


Resident Arrow Dynamics Whore

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 10:09 PM
Yea, I could have read it and mistaken it, but wasn't there something in an article about PKI closing Drop Zone indefinitely until the end of the season. Or at least they receive the OK from the Ohio Inspection to open the ride back up.

-Why is Wicked Twister closed?
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Friday, June 29, 2007 12:13 AM
Since they have found bad cables on Drop Zone at Carowinds I think they will be very carefull before they open it. The last thing they want is another accident. I am glad I got to ride it last week at Con.
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Friday, June 29, 2007 12:17 AM
They are also closing all Drop Zone like rides across the nation (Six Flags).

Was at Elitche's today, and a person told me this was the case as their drop zone esque ride was closed.


English? Who needs that I'm never going to England!
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Friday, June 29, 2007 1:09 AM
I just watched the Toronto, Canada 6:00 and 11:00 news. They had a special show airing live from Canada's Wonderland and in the background you could see Drop Zone running. The fun part was they actually took a video camera inside the tower and showed how it all works, and how they do the safety inspections every morning.

*** Edited 6/29/2007 8:11:18 AM UTC by CPHalloween***

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Friday, June 29, 2007 2:51 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar Aj,

When did they discover DZ at Carowinds had bad cables?

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Friday, June 29, 2007 3:02 PM

CPHalloween said:
I just watched the Toronto, Canada 6:00 and 11:00 news. They had a special show airing live from Canada's Wonderland and in the background you could see Drop Zone running. The fun part was they actually took a video camera inside the tower and showed how it all works, and how they do the safety inspections every morning.

*** Edited 6/29/2007 8:11:18 AM UTC by CPHalloween***


Is that on the web anywhere?


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Friday, June 29, 2007 3:43 PM

BANDandDCI said:
Yea, I could have read it and mistaken it, but wasn't there something in an article about PKI closing Drop Zone indefinitely until the end of the season. Or at least they receive the OK from the Ohio Inspection to open the ride back up.

Quit spreading lies. The ride will open when they deem it safe to do so. A Gyro is a little different than a second gen.

Chuck

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Friday, June 29, 2007 3:50 PM

DantheCoasterman said:
Aj,

When did they discover DZ at Carowinds had bad cables?


You can see it here:

http://www.coasterworldnews.com/v2/?cat=media&page=player&address=JUNE%2026TH%202007.wmv

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Friday, June 29, 2007 5:45 PM
^^ He's not spreading lies, it was said in a news article/story on one of the local stations. Now that probably isn't the case (since news stations rarely get anything right when it comes to amusement ride stories) but it was stated in an article.

Edit: Here are two articles that mention it

http://www.whiotv.com/news/13551534/detail.html

http://http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070622/NEWS01/306220021 *** Edited 6/29/2007 9:56:24 PM UTC by mudinthevayne***


Ride count on the Voyage: 40 Most consecutive rides on the Voyage: 36 Day after thigh bruises from airtime: Priceless
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Friday, June 29, 2007 6:26 PM
Ok. Indefinetly does not mean the rest of the season and I never seen that in either article.

Chuck, who apologizes but where did he get rest of the season?

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Friday, June 29, 2007 11:17 PM
It was still closed as of today.

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/8233/img5345fx4.jpg


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Saturday, June 30, 2007 2:34 PM
^^ Somehow I missed the "until the end of the season" part. Theres no way it'll remain closed that long, IMO the maximum amount of time they might keep it closed would be until they release the findings of the STOP investigation.
Ride count on the Voyage: 40 Most consecutive rides on the Voyage: 36 Day after thigh bruises from airtime: Priceless
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Saturday, June 30, 2007 5:42 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar ^ And that will be.........?

FYI, Drop Zone/s have been reopened at Great America and Carowinds! *** Edited 6/30/2007 10:16:37 PM UTC by DantheCoasterman***

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Saturday, June 30, 2007 6:14 PM
An indefinite about of time. ;)
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