Really Dark Rides

Saturday, July 26, 2008 2:21 AM
Not much info contained in the story, but this could be a bit unsettling for some people.

http://www.wnep.com/Global/story.asp?S=8735166

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Saturday, July 26, 2008 8:04 AM
Welp, won't be going to Knoebel's today! LOL Actually, I can't go anyway because my girlfriend AND her two kids all got sick yesterday, so THAT'S why we're not going, but I'm glad we decided not to go today anyway just in case. Did anyone get hurt?
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Saturday, July 26, 2008 9:46 AM
Geesh, I guess SF & Knoebel's are having a run of bad luck this year. BTW, what ever happened with that lady who was sueing over neck injury?
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Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:31 AM
I'm not sure what run of bad luck at Knoebels you're referring to, Hopman. This is some of what I read at other sites where there are posts from people who were there when it happened:

Power went on and off for a few minutes before going out for good. Everything was rather orderly, people simply headed toward the parking lot and left. The outage wasn't restricted to the park, there were hundreds of other customers affected. It probably wasn't fun to be sitting in the dark on the skyride for half an hour, but nobody was injured. I didn't hear anything about what happened with other rides like the Ferris Wheel, coasters, etc.

Here's a local newspaper article I found about the story.

http://www.dailyitem.com/0100_news/local_story_208001529.html

It refers to rides operating on a "cautionary mode." Can any of the operations experts tell us what that means? *** Edited 7/26/2008 3:36:28 PM UTC by RatherGoodBear***

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Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:27 PM
Do most parks get their power from the local power company, or do they have there own power plant to power lights, rides, etc.?
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Saturday, July 26, 2008 5:41 PM
I'm soryy. it was a lady at KENNYWOOD. Please for give my absentmindedness.
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Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:15 PM
Geez. That skyride is long enough even without a thirty minute delay! Imagine being halfway up (or down) and stopping suddenly, finding yourself in total darkness. No lights in the park except the eerie glow of golfcart headlights. Mosquitoes closing in. Snakes rustling below. Bears climbing the poles.

QUIT SCARING ME!

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Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:03 PM
Oh, man, I never even thought of that, RCMAC! Quit scaring ME! :)
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