I knew this would happen. They were lucky it only happened to 3 employees the first time.
Hey, at least when Dragster's cable snaps they only have to replace it on flat track AND getting people off isn't too hard.
Luckily it's not the middle of summer and 90 degrees. The people must be very scared...it's really too bad.
I bet they haven't replaced the cable since last season.
God Probably is punishing them. At least for us people that can ride we don't have to deal with those stupid metal bars and shin guards on the Sros brothers..
Still, they should just put new seats in, theres alot of people who have a waist bigger than 36 inches. That's just riduclous. 48 inches maybe but 36 is way too limiting. *** Edited 5/12/2005 10:30:15 PM UTC by Ride of Steel***
The reason why the first snap on MF took so long to fix was that it tore up the station when the sled came crashing down the hill. They have since fixed that problem (you can see the sled run off track in the photo linked below). It should be up soon if they don't have to fix the station again, or the sled. But I wouldn't count on that, as I can't forsee the sled not hitting the ground hard. Its not like on TTD when the cable just falls off and the sled is stopped by the brakes.
I don't think anything at all happened to the people in the station. Plus there was only ride ops on the ride, and the park had yet to open, I don't think anyone really knows what exactly happened in the station.
Oh, I was there that weekend and we left a bit early the night before. When we got there the next day it was stuck up there, but the story we got was it happened with passengers the night before. I guess it is much better that it happened during testing the next day.
Imagine having the cable snap, and then having a thunderstorm move in before they can get you down. Sounds like a plot for a disaster film.
More seriously, I would think that they would be able to develop some sort of predictive maintenance so they can predict a cable snap in advance, and replace the cable before it happens. Less bad publicity and less impact on park operations.