I agree, Jeff! When you ride on the Skyway and watch those things move, every turn appears that it could tip. And that's with them driving really slow. Perhaps a new design (although that would take forever) or some added weight in the lower center of the vehicle would alleviate the problem.
Ah, but I disagree. I'm not one for regulation, but Jeff, it IS an amusement ride. Vehicle or not, it's in an amusement park, and it is a ride.
I will agree that cars are more dangerous than every other type of amusement ride, but these cars are part of this amusement ride, thus making this ride inherently more dangerous than, say, a roller coaster. Human error definately plays more a role in this ride.
As I said.... I'm conservative politically and think less government is better, meaning I don't want to see government regulation of amusement parks.
Ok, that's todays accident. What's gonna happen tomorrow? In all seriousness, there seems to be a new accident/incident related to major rides every day now, I just have to wonder who is gonna be unfortunate enough to be in tomorrow's accident? ------------- Webmaster - Coaster Force http://www.coasterforce.com
I have a feeling this one is going to be credited to "operator error." I kind of wonder: Is this really an amusement ride? Not that it matters, as it's operating in an exempted park in Florida.
In all honesty, I think this is one of those problems that shows up on an attraction system that there really is no way of identifying it until it gets to operating with real operators and real passengers aboard. And here Busch thought their biggest problems were with the rapid river segment...!
Yikes, I was wondering how long it would take for a guide to get a little TOO comfortable with the course, obviously it did not take long. Hopefully this will not change the ride operations too much, it looks like a pretty cool ride.
This string of incidents is wierd, but this incident does not surprize me. Ever since I saw this attraction on one of the Discovery Channel shows I thought that a vehichle could tip very easy. Markey will love this one.
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Ok, probably not going on that ride when we hit Florida in September, although I really did want to experience it. Maybe we'll still go. As far as this ride goes, do you think Busch will remove it or spend the money to rework the vehicles so they don't rollover?
There was one moment on this ride that I thought we would tip. I was sort of near the beggining. If I remember correctly theres a part were they raised the road on the right side so it feels like your gonna tip. Now I dont know if it happened at the same point on the ride, but I remember thinking we were gonna tip. Thats the only part I can think of that would make it tip.
Busch gardens spen't ton's of cash to get this ride up and working, even though the landrovers were slightly paid for by land rover(i hered this bvy an employee), most of the money went to the river expierence which still is being tweeked. if you have seen this rought though, it is so crampede, ytou can see other vehicles when you are going through the land pertion,
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Busch gardens spen't ton's of cash to get this ride up and working, even though the landrovers were slightly paid for by land rover(I hered this by an employee), most of the money went to the river expierence which still is being tweeked. if you have seen this rought though, it is so crampede, you can see other vehicles when you are going through the land pertion,