Man reportedly falls out of Opa roller coaster at Mt. Olympus

Posted Monday, March 10, 2014 12:58 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A state agency is investigating after a 64-year-old man fell out of a roller coaster at Mount Olympus in the Wisconsin Dells Thursday night. A Mount Olympus employee said the man fell off the Opa roller coaster at the theme park, which is in a building behind the water park.

Read more from WSAW/Wausau, WI.

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Monday, March 10, 2014 2:25 PM

Ill wait for the intial shock that this could happen at Mt. Olympus wear off...

Im amazed the park hasnt had more incidents given their rides, how poorly they maintain them, and how they train their employees. Its a shame too, because the wave pool is the best wave pool north of Typhoon Lagoon.

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Monday, March 10, 2014 5:35 PM
Jeff's avatar

How are their rides poorly maintained? Do you mean that in a crappy ride experience way or unsafe way?

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Monday, March 10, 2014 5:54 PM

^Their wooden coasters are rough as hell. The rest in all fairness is inference, but its because most of the employees have a "I just dont care" attitude from ride ops (talking to friends is far more important then safety checks, my lap bar was never checked, nor was my seat belt,) to janitors (the bathrooms are filthy,) to any other staff I interacted on the times Ive been to that park.

I know Im not the only one with that opinion of that park, read some other TRs around.

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Monday, March 10, 2014 6:32 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

Yeah, I thought I'd never live to see the day when a ride op thought if we loved Cyclops so much that we should try the back seat without a seatbelt.

Mind you, that was in '02 back when we thought gravity was a made up thing :)


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