Riders stuck on invertigo at great america.

Monday, August 10, 2009 5:33 PM

I just heard on the news here in detroit, that 30 riders were stuck on the invertigo coaster at great america in california.

Anybody hear about this?

video on cnn


Last edited by crazy horse, Monday, August 10, 2009 5:37 PM
Monday, August 10, 2009 5:36 PM

I'm watching it right now on CNN.com Live.... looks like they only just got started getting people off the ride.

Monday, August 10, 2009 5:38 PM

Where is it stuck (between the loop and the 2nd lift, loop and the batwing, middle of the batwing?)

Monday, August 10, 2009 5:41 PM

It looks like it is stuck on the first lift hill.

Monday, August 10, 2009 5:41 PM

Can't tell.

It looks like it may be on the lift. Hard to tell because of the shot that cnn has.

Here is the coaster...


Last edited by crazy horse, Monday, August 10, 2009 5:46 PM
Monday, August 10, 2009 5:46 PM

Unbelievable that this makes CNN news.

They would have had to provide a full time news crew and set up shop right next to Deja-Vu with how many times that thing got stuck.

Monday, August 10, 2009 5:51 PM

It's even harder to believe that it made the local news here in Detroit.

Monday, August 10, 2009 5:59 PM

^ It sure did, I just saw it on the preview for the 6:00 news on channel 7 in detroit. Must be a slow news day...

Last edited by MaVeRiCk 'n MaGnUm XL, Monday, August 10, 2009 5:59 PM
Monday, August 10, 2009 6:02 PM

It must be a pretty unique failure for them not to be able to release them to the station, or a low point.

Obviously, a slow news day though...

Monday, August 10, 2009 6:10 PM

The part I don't get though is, I've been keeping an eye on this for about 45 minutes now and they STILL haven't released the first row of riders. Exactly how many straps and such do they have to attach before they can release the restraints? At this rate, it's going to take them 10 hours just to get the whole train emptied.

Monday, August 10, 2009 6:10 PM

I thought that the boomerang style coasters have a sled that pulls it up. That being said, whey can't they lower it manualy?

Monday, August 10, 2009 6:20 PM



More news about it here.

Monday, August 10, 2009 6:25 PM

I wonder if this video is really live.


Monday, August 10, 2009 6:55 PM

Watching it I was cracking up at the Fireman snapping away with photos under the lift reminded me of on of us lol.

Monday, August 10, 2009 6:59 PM

Yea, I saw that.

I think they do that to document things if it were to go to court. I have seen firemen do that before in other situations.

Monday, August 10, 2009 7:46 PM

Yeah every dept does that for training reasons.

Monday, August 10, 2009 7:59 PM

Oh please Fox News keeps going back to the story like its unreal! First the newscaster said the ride goes over 80mph-and I was like wth?

Yea its a slow news day!

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Monday, August 10, 2009 8:15 PM

Didn't this same thing happen at Six Flags America on two face a few years back? I remember them making a big deal out of it also.

Monday, August 10, 2009 8:27 PM

My Sis-in-law just called to say "did you see the news". We got her to ride Jack Rabbit at Kennywood. She declared it her first & last coaster.

Must be a slow news day. I guess that is a good thing though.

Monday, August 10, 2009 8:33 PM

The Jack Rabbit! Dave that is just cruel ;). You give a first time rider a slow, meandering ride that finishes in the most insane moments of airtime in a car that doesn't have a lap bar! She must have gone into hysterics, wish I would have been there to see it ;).


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