Posted Friday, December 13, 2002 3:36 AM | Contributed by colin mcwilliam
Twelve tourists got a shock when they found that a Brighton Pier rollercoaster ride was missing a section of track. The ride was stopped by an employee - but eyewitnesses say that the first carriage was left partially hanging over the gap.
Read more from the BBC.
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
"It was fortunate for us that it was the last bit of the track instead of the middle of the loop the loopm section because if it was that we would have been killed." said Mr Williams.
Its great to know they still call it the "loop the loop". Do they always find the hilljack to interview when there is some sorta of disaster.
It reminds me years back of the Disneyland monorail driver who backed a monorail off the end of the track when the transfer had not switched.
Lots of European folks still call the element a loop the loop or loop di loop. It is common. *** This post was edited by wahoo skipper on 12/13/2002. ***
Two friends, extremely in love with the same girl. She hates them both, but likes a third friend. (You think I'm advertising a reality show? That's my life!) *** This post was edited by swimmerkev on 12/13/2002. ***
Yeah, The jumping coaster. It can be done, Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom :)
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!
BeastFreak suggested: "Obviously it is shown here, the jumping coaster does not work."
Ummm, it's not theoretically possible to prove that something CAN'T be done...In addition, I'd suggest that a *jumping coaster* not only CAN happen, but inevitably WILL. The fact that they already built an imperfect one nearly a century ago strongly indicates that it *could* be done. :)
Enjoy Vernon ;)
*** This post was edited by onceler on 12/13/2002. ***
The coaster in question was indeed of the kind that Onceler points to. The local press claims that the person operating the ride simply did not realise the coaster was out of operation for maintenence! Hard to believe, I know!
The thing I found amusing was the compensation the passengers were offered: A free re-ride!!!!....presumably after the missing section of track had been replaced!
Thats crazy!! Yeah, guess nobody tests rides anymore before they open them.
this site has pics:
"They were offered a free ride as compensation — but turned it down."
"No thanks, I've SEEN how you operate this thing"...;)
Dutch Coastin' :: European coasters, thrills and theming!
Booster seat, hot dog! I mean no.
Nemesis Inferno - The Pressure is Building! *** This post was edited by laurence on 12/13/2002. ***
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