Question to SFGAm Rideops (Specifically B:TR)

Sunday, May 26, 2002 9:18 PM
I was at the park today, Sunday, 5/26, and while I elected to eat instead of ride Batman, four of my friends did queue for Batman. However, they said while in line, they heard a loud bang/pop, then the riders were stranded, then the ride went down and the ever classic "this ride is temporarily not working" announcement came on. After this incident, I saw one train running with no wheel covers on at all. What happened?

Welcome to Six Flags Great America, home of the fastlane and delay-ja vu! We have now officially been deemed the world-wide wait!

Sunday, May 26, 2002 9:29 PM

Batman has been riding one train without wheel covers and one with wheel covers for the whole season. I really doubt that bang had to do with wheel covers!

I am not a ride operator but I was at SFGAm in April, Opening weekend and I read it in trip reports about Batman without the wheel covers.

V2 can't be compared to any of the rides in SFGAm!The Vertical Drop was amazing!

Monday, May 27, 2002 5:25 AM
The loud bang may have been the ride hitting the anti-rollbacks. I don't know about Batman, but when Top Gun at Carowinds stops on the lift it hits the rollbacks hard and makes a loud noise, causing the track to shake.

|| Jonathan Hawkins ||
Top Gun: TJC flights - Approx. 262 (76 in 2002)

Monday, May 27, 2002 7:19 AM
Yeah, it was probably a computer malfunction that made it think the next block was occupied, or something. Nothing big, I'm sure, as you said it started again. And as people said, the wheel covers have been off all season. Is it that hard to put on 16 wheel covers? Come on, get those on! The train looks ugly without them! And I'd doubt any ride-ops would tell what really happend in a public place like this, if they want to keep their jobs, anyways.

Whats more reliable? Deja Vu, or RCT running without a error trapper?


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