Brand new installation, minor bugs to be worked out is not unforeseeable...
Sure hope they get it fixed soon, more people RIDING one of these *glorious* S&S flat rides means more will be built. The US version got put into AstroWorld, where not many enthusiasts get to ride or *appreciate* what a truly fantastic ride it is....and it IS! :)
You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)
And that's boughten down.
NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.
That's called the grocer's apostrophe, 'cause you always see it at grocery stores (BANANA'S, 49 cents/lb.; ORANGE'S, 2 for $1).
You're all nuts! :)
I don't like to post these as news anymore because rides that stop for safety reasons isn't really news. When they don't stop for a safety event, that's news.
Did you submit it to news?
It looks like this ride just likes to have a lot shaken out, before it behaves.
I think a lot has to do with load balancing as well.
I remember the days at AW when it was very common to see SWAT go up, then right back down, as the computers did not like the balance.
AW had to put in place count measure. In others words the number of people on each side must be within 5 people. I can only assume S@S did not provide those details in the manual since it took a while to get SWAT working reliable.
In a season or so, I bet Thorpe will figure it out.
There was a bit of buggy downtime as to be expected on the first day - there were a couple of proper shutdowns which were sorted fairly quickly.
Regarding this specific incident, the fire brigade were called but the ride eventually lowered of its own accord.
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