Knott's VertiGo opening delayed

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2001 4:21 AM | Contributed by YZ10

Knott's Berry Farm planned to open the new S&S Absolutely Insane ride called VertiGo Saturday, but will delay the opening in light of the woman who fell to her death on Perilous Plunge on Friday.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2001 1:52 PM
well thats very nice of em.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2001 1:57 PM
Yeah, I understand and agree.  How exactly did she die?
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 2:15 PM
nice move by Knott's here. Also, shows how much Cedar Fair cares about the people.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2001 2:22 PM
Of come on beastnum1, let's not make Cedar Fair out to be saints. They run a business, and one of their business decisions, namely to open the worlds steepest boat ride, may have cost a woman her life.
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 3:03 PM
Hey why didn't you guys tell me Knotts got a new ride called Extreme Scream ;)? Anyways, thats nice of them. (Begin edit) Is this ride the same hieght as CP's VertiGo and SFMM's Thrill Shot- because in the article, it says the towers are 320' not 280', like I've heard of the other two(End edit).
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Tuesday, September 25, 2001 4:09 PM
The lady probably wasn't wearing her restraint correctly.
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 5:28 PM
Well this gives some time for Knott's to find out what happened on Friday night. They don't have to worry about the opening of VertiGo, since they announced that the ride opening will be delayed.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2001 5:35 PM
I was there today (9/25/01) and workers were riding, including me. I think its opening to public tomorrow
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 7:41 PM
To answer MF's question, she stood up about 1/4 of the way down. She unbuckled her seatbelt, and stood up. I hope that Vertigo opens in time for Scary Farm because I'm going soon, and I want to ride it, no matter the cost (22$, right?).
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 8:53 AM
Mr G-lix:  The towers are not 320'....after launch the ride vehicle rises above the tops of the towers to a height of 320'.  I rode Supreme Scream Saturday facing the Verti-Go towers and at the top of Supreme you are about the same height as the Verti-Go towers.

SFMM Lover:  How do you know she stood up?  I have not seen that as fact.  She was a 40 year old woman riding with her three kids...doesn't sound like the type to do something careless.


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