Lights out at Worlds of Adventure

Posted Monday, July 9, 2001 5:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A power failure zapped rides at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Sunday, putting a stop to rides for about an hour.

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Monday, July 9, 2001 5:12 AM
I was one of the people stuck, lol
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Monday, July 9, 2001 5:19 AM
people probably didn't notice the difference. :-)
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Monday, July 9, 2001 5:41 AM
wow. That had to suck.

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Monday, July 9, 2001 5:46 AM
I was there, it was the worst experience I've ever had at a park. The rides were down for hours.
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Monday, July 9, 2001 5:57 AM
That's gotta really suck for anyone in line for Superman. I wonder how long it took for the LIM's to fully regain power. When I was at SFGAdv last year, a power outage struck...and Chiller took about 4 hours to get back online.

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Monday, July 9, 2001 6:00 AM
We used to have at least one a year at SFOTexas. It's not too fun for the employees, because there are usually more people stuck on the rides than there are ride employees to get them off. So, a one hour power failure turns into a three hour adventure (unload guests, power up ride, safety check, yada yada yada)

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Monday, July 9, 2001 6:33 AM
Yeah just last sunday SUE was struck by lightning. Took two days to get it up and running again.
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Monday, July 9, 2001 8:22 AM
that's SFWOA for ya!
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Monday, July 9, 2001 9:05 AM
OK, CPcyclone, get over it. You don't like the park, but others do. The same thing could have happened to knock out an entire neighborhood. What about the blackouts (controlled or not) that happened/are happening in California? That's not those parks fault. Honostly, it's a little pathetic when people start tearing a park down for power outages (that can happen anywhere).

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Monday, July 9, 2001 10:16 AM
Absolutely true. SFWOA had nothing to do with it.

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Monday, July 9, 2001 10:44 AM
What was weird about the storms that night is that I didn't get more than a sprinkle and some rumbles only 20 miles away. Gotta love that Ohio weather.

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Monday, July 9, 2001 10:56 AM
I just don't understand why this is news when a thunderstorm knocks out power to the park at Geauga Lake, but when Cedar Point was having severe power problems last summer with blown transformers and the like, nobody seemed to notice.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Monday, July 9, 2001 11:10 AM
Yeah i remember when SUE got struck (i was there) that sucked. It took forever to get back online.
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Monday, July 9, 2001 11:42 AM
Surely a major park like that would have backup generators to cover for this kind of thing?

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Monday, July 9, 2001 12:15 PM
So don't tell me that the California Power Crisis is coming to Ohio? Just joking ;)

That would sick if you were on a ride when the power went out, and you got stuck, but you had to go to the bathroom really bad. Now that would be a nightmare!

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Monday, July 9, 2001 12:22 PM
Surely a major park like that would have backup generators to cover for this kind of thing?

I somehow dont think that a few Generators would be able to Run a few Rides, That impossible nearly, Most Rides take up an incredible Amount of Power to run(especially SUE) and I dont think a few generators could cope running them, Basiclly Generators will only get you Power back in Shops,Food Places etc.

Its Strange this, because if anyone went to PKI on June 6th Last Month, A very similar incident Happened.

Basiclly, it has been raining for most of the day and at about 4PM, It really decided to Rain Hard with a Big ThunderStorm, Suddenly Lighning Struck, and Power went off in the Shops(luckly it came back on) But this also affected a Ton of PKI's Rides, All Rides in Action Zone were affected and All Rides in the Nickelodeon Area were affected, plus a few others(Pirate Ship being another one) However Congrats Go to PKI's Maintenance Staff, They got half the affected Rides back up within 1hr and the rest within 2hrs.

I wonder if X-Flight got Affected, can anyone confirm
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Monday, July 9, 2001 12:54 PM
Does anybody know what rides got stuck? How severe was this? What rides did they have to pull people off of? Sorry to anyone that was there that day,that would really suck!!
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Monday, July 9, 2001 1:58 PM
This happened at cedar point the last time I was there, and they were taking people of the matis from the big hill. That would scare the **** out of me, making me walk down all thoes stepps.

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Monday, July 9, 2001 2:23 PM
We were there last Saturday, and the Villain was hit by lightning, it was up and running in about 2 hours, but we saw the workers walking up the entire first hill, checking every bolt. It rained so hard the water on the midway was over your ankles. We didn't hear about SUE getting hit on Sunday. On Saturday, after the storm, Batman, and Superman were the first two rides to open back up, with the exception of the Music Express. I'd also like to know which rides went down, and how did the people get off? Have to tell you, after the lightning strike on The Villain, we were on the second train after it reopened. My girls insisted, I was a bit nervous, but I've come to the true belief that they don't run the rides until totally safe. By the way, I'm a bit new here, but have always loved coaters, just sent in a family application for ACE, my first coaster was the Thriller at Euclid Beach, giving away my age, in the 50's, but have been able to transfer the love of coasters to my daughters, 12 and 16. Thanks, to anyone who can let me know what rides went down and sorry if this is too long, like I said I'm new.
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