Riders stranded on Sky Cabin at Knott's Berry Farm, rescued individually by rope

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:15 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Sky Cabin at Knott's Berry Farm became stuck 148 feet up with 21 people, including seven children, onboard, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. Fire crews opted to use a rope and harness system to lower each passenger one-by-one.

Read more and see video from KABC/LA.

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Monday, January 2, 2017 7:36 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

I miss Moosh.


Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 9:22 AM

I had the misfortune of being stuck at the top of the tower ride at six flags ohio. We were stuck up there for about 30 mins and the only thing that bothered me was they couldn't stop the thing from revolving. When they finally got us down we didn't Even get an apology or anything.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 1:22 PM
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 1:57 PM

Solid ground would be "anything" enough for me.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 3:33 PM
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Yeah, rescued by rope? More like rescued by "nope"

I guess I won't be riding one of these ever again - they are a dying breed after all.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 5:19 PM

At the risk of being the first "asshole of 2017" award winner, this is what I point to when the "autism and ride access" stuff starts. Parents demanding immediate access because their charge can't handle long lines/wait times/unplanned situations, become a danger to themselves and the first responder in case of an evac like this. We often forget that in some situations, the only way out/down is something unique like this.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:25 PM
August Mueller's avatar

shouldn't need to worry about this happening again. RIP Sky Cabin. Buena Park doesn't take kind to your shenanigans.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:58 PM

Off to Dorney with ya!

Last edited by RCMAC, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:00 PM
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:28 PM
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And Michigan's Adventure still won't get anything.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:42 PM
sws's avatar

They'll get the used rope...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 9:08 PM
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No, MiA only gets the used rope after Dorney has used it.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 9:22 PM
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Sloppy thirds.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:51 AM
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New at Michigan's Adventure in 2019?

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Friday, January 6, 2017 10:58 AM
waynethexplorer's avatar

It could be re-purposed into a thrill ride, just retrofit some magnetic brakes and OTSR's inside, best part would be the people who don't read signs getting on it for a relaxing observation ride.

Friday, January 6, 2017 1:54 PM
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Mountains? Sweet! I'd move to MI in a heartbeat.


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