Octupus ride at local park breaks...

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 8:06 PM
http://www.theomahachannel.com/news/3678158/detail.html Pretty scary, I had just gone on that ride a few weeks before this happened. For those who dont know, Funplex is a small little park close to where I live. Its a water park, go carts and some rides. Shame that this had to happen
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Tuesday, August 24, 2004 8:29 PM
Hundreds uninjured!!!

-Jim (who is at this moment apologising but I LOVE Octopus rides!)

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 1:19 AM
It isn't an Octopus, it's a Spider.

(Octopus has eight straight sweeps. Spider only has six, but they are curved.)

It looks from the video I saw like the sweep broke in the customary location. I can't believe this is still happening; this has been a known issue on the Spider for thirty years.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2004 7:51 AM
I never realized the difference between an Octopus and a Spider. Thanks, RideMan.
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