FYI this has been confirmed by two independent sounces, see http://tinyurl.com/2te8tx. The Coaster EXT event was at the park today so I'm sure word [and pics] of this will be out soon.
*** Edited 6/17/2007 5:24:47 AM UTC by Mamoosh***
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."
I wonder how much of an effect RF2 at Waldameer will have on this park next year. Sure Waldameer is considerably smaller and has fewer coasters but a new major coaster has to create some interest in that park from areas within day trip distance.
Why does Cedar Fair have these problems with wooden coasters? Last year it was SOB at KI and now this. Of course the SOB problem was probably inherited from Paramount. Meanwhile the woodies at KW, IB, KG, HW and even little Lakemont keep going as usual. Mybe there is something about family owned parks and wooden coasters that appear to work out especially well. I do know that the Knoebels and the Kochs, among others, really do care about these rides.
Who makes the trains for RWB?
There were paying customers on the ride at the time of the incident; I spoke with one of them much later in the day.
I could not tell where the train derailed, but after the derailment the loose car broke five or six ledger boards and caused several tension cables to either break or come loose.
Some are saying the ride is done for the year, but it looks to me like the damage is really no worse than when part of the lift hill collapsed a few years ago, and that incident was dealt with in just a few days.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
That shows you how much I keep up on things. ;)
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
All that being said, evetything said right now is speculation. Including the statement that RWB is done for the year.
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Last year the derailment on Wild thing & the incident on SOB just prior to the paramount aqquisition & finally the valleying incident on Raptor & now this year the low speed collision on Magnum,along with the pre-opening day malfunction on Borg & now this.
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
I have no proof of any wrong doing and am not accusing them of anything but it's one of those, THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HUM things as it's a very rare ocurance on a woodie. Matter of fact of the three in the last 20 years. Two of them were the NY Cyclone.
If you ask me, CF has cut the budget on some dept's at some parks to dangerous and annoying levels.
I have no proof of any wrong doing and am not accusing them of anything
Come on, Chuck. You absolutely are accusing them of something, else you wouldn't have speculated.
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