Remote Ride Shut-Off?!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 3:39 PM

^ - only if it was undocumented and the customer was unaware of the ability. I'm sure the companies that are using this method (if any actually are) have it written right into the contracts that this kind of connection exists and to what extent the manufacturer can use it.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:50 PM

Wouldn't that be cool to be the Premier Ride God? You can shut down global good times with a click. Heck, any hackers out there? Got some new targets for you. ;)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 5:28 PM

I'd do exactly like I do in NoLimits sometimes and cut the power halfway through a LIM launch, watch it roll back, then do it again and again. :-D

I'd eventually let it go at full power, but not before I had some fun with the people on board.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 5:32 PM

Heh, I would love to be able to do something like that with some of our deadbeat clients who have decided not to pay their bills for one reason or another.

In Premier's case, I say maybe that's part of the risk you take providing millions of dollars worth of products to a business that hasn't taken in a penny of revenue and hasn't had a single customer to date.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 5:40 PM

Raven-Phile said:
I'd do exactly like I do in NoLimits sometimes and cut the power halfway through a LIM launch, watch it roll back, then do it again and again. :-D

I'd eventually let it go at full power, but not before I had some fun with the people on board.

Right, because they have feelings?

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 5:43 PM

TTD -

Assuming your sig is the truth, can you comment on the situation? What's the deal?

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 6:20 PM

I though with a repo, the item couldn't be taken unless the bank or other creditor had determined that the poperty own had missed payments. If Premier HAS done this and has no proof of missing cash, then it would be illegal.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:04 PM

Emiroo- I left the park about a month ago to come back to Orlando. When I left, the ride was still operating, and, as a matter of fact, was running AMAZINGLY.

I don't know anything more about the situation than what has been discussed here. And even if I did know anything more, I wouldn't be posting it ;).

Last edited by Top Thrill Dragster, Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:05 PM
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Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:14 PM

pkidelirium said:
Wouldn't it be illegal to use a "backdoor" like that for that purpose?

I am thinking of it as a software license. The ride probably checks that the software is updated if not the ride will not start and if you owe the they shut down the software. It probably check on boot so they probably can't shut down a running ride.

They could ask the sheriff to auction it off for the money owed also.

Kevin38

Last edited by kevin38, Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:15 PM
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Friday, September 12, 2008 10:16 AM

FLYINGSCOOTER said:This may be the beginning of a whole new era of amusement parks. "Sorry, your credit is questionable. We'd be glad to build your ride for cash only..."

Was the whole CCI/PTC/Gerstlauer thing regarding cash or credit really THAT long ago? I tend to think of this as a rather elegant solution. Much like ride tickets, "you don't pay, you don't play!"

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Friday, September 12, 2008 5:54 PM

If Premier hasn't been paid in full, then Premier may still own the ride, and they can do what they want with it.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008 12:59 AM

Word on the street (read: Screamscape) says the ride was operating today.

Hmmm...

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Saturday, September 13, 2008 12:59 AM
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Saturday, September 13, 2008 1:19 AM

You know, this is all the kind of stuff that is specified in contracts when millions of dollars are changing hands (or not, as the case may be). It makes for fun discussion, sure, but there's a business reality. Payment issues aside, if manufacturer disabled the ride and it wasn't by some right specified in the contract, they'd get sued out of existence.

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