Loose article brings Knott's Jaguar to a halt

Posted Monday, September 25, 2000 8:37 AM | Contributed by Jeff

When they say "no loose articles" on roller coasters, they're not kidding. A rider's jacket made its way beneath the wheels of Knott's Berry Farm's Jaguar, stopping the ride mid-course. As designed, the ride stopped all trains to prevent a collision. Riders had to be lowered off of the ride with a lift.

Read more from The LA Times. It's interesting that the two hour wait to get off from 30 feet in the air (according to various TV reports) changed to three hours and 40 feet in the hands of The Times. Yet another example of sensational journalism.

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Monday, September 25, 2000 6:34 PM
yeah... I always freak when I see a hat on the middle of the tracks on SFDL's predator.. it could easily stop it if it gets cought under the wheels... :-\
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Monday, September 25, 2000 9:04 PM
A hat on the track is what caused the Space Mountain accident at Disneyland last month.
Thursday, September 28, 2000 11:07 AM
How could a hat do that

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Friday, September 29, 2000 9:51 AM
This is Josh's wife.....On that space mountain accident, was anyone hurt? What exactly happened? Did it come off the tracks?

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Saturday, September 30, 2000 1:19 PM
Attention all riders, there is a reason that you are to secure all items. Don't ya hate it when amatures show up at a park? Someone threw a pile of fliers (like 2-300) off the top of Goliath. They stopped the ride for half an hour to arrest the jokers that did it.
Saturday, September 30, 2000 10:45 PM
here was the news from LA times

""Disneyland Closes Space Mountain After Accident Hurts 9
Wednesday, August 2, 2000 Home Edition
ID: 0000072336 Metro Section

Disneyland closed the Space Mountain roller coaster through Tuesday after it malfunctioned Monday night, causing minor injuries to nine people. ""

It does not say in the paper what caused it to malfunction, but word is that a hat fell on the track annd caused the accident.

Tuesday, October 3, 2000 1:37 PM
I always see TONS of hats in the trouh, on La Vibora at SFoT, the bobsled ride... Seems like those could be dangerous.

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