Roadside Coasters

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:51 AM
I've seen many pictures of coasters that are only 10 or 15 feet away from a busy road.  I was just wondering what would happen if there was a drunk driver or a accident or something where a semi or any vehicle swerved off the road into a coaster? Has this ever happend? Isn't this a hugh safety issue?

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:53 AM
Safety Issue? Doubtful.  How many houses and buildings are 15 feet away from busy roads?
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:55 AM
Strickers Grove's Tornadow and Teddy Bear are close to the road probably about 30 feet, with the miniture railway circling the park going around them.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:55 AM
Think about a car crashing into a telephone pole....the car gets totalled, barely any damage to the pole most of the time, and a telephone pole isn't solid steel.......so you could imagine just how much worse the car would be than the coaster.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:56 AM
So what? It would hit and break a support or two. It's not like the whole coaster will fall down into the street.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:58 AM
If it is a wood coaster it could completely take down a section of the track, and if a train is on the track than.....

And I know a car would get the worst of it with a steel, but a semi or a big truck could tear through a steel support if it had enough speed.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:03 AM
Rollercoasters have so many bents and so on that if you took out a few it wouldn't do any damage on the spot, granted, at strickers they do have a fence up, which really wouldn't help a lot anyways

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:14 AM
Liseberg is located near a busy road. To get permission to build their new woodie, Balder, htey needed to build a security wall too, if an accident would happen, like a fire or something. And they allready have this kind of a wall behind the rapid ride. The road is closer than 30ft maybe 20 to the park. The walls also helds out all the noise from the traffic which is a good thing :) Do you know if there's something simulary to this at another park?
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:15 AM
riverside cyclone ,coney island cyclone,miracle strip starliner,and libertyland coaster in memphis are all close to or on a street.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:53 AM
X-Flight is very close to Rt. 43 and if a car did happen to run off the road it wouldn't come anywhere near the actual coaster cars. Like franklelock86 said, if it hit one of the supports, the car would be destroyed and the support might get a dent.

*** This post was edited by SWIMDEJ on 2/27/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by SWIMDEJ on 2/28/2002. ***

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:56 AM
x-flight is a good 100-200 feet away I'd be more worried about the parking lot
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 12:30 PM
Roller Soaker and Lightning Racer at Hershey is right on the road.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 12:31 PM
Using the back door entrance to SFGAm, you actually drive thru the American Eagle although if you hit anything, it would be a concrete footer.

Mike

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 1:12 PM
That'd be the same deal with Silverstar...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 1:31 PM
bk1, both Roller Soaker and Lightning Racer are on a side road that isn't heavily traveled. I'd hardly call it a threat.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 1:52 PM
A woodie is unlikely to immediately collapse from the loss of a support or two.  A steel coaster with large diameter poles is unlikely to have more damage than scratched paint.  A structure like the big hills on MF is possibly most subject to damage in the event of a car crash, but I still wouldn't worry about it.  And don't forget that many coaster structures are on concrete piers tall enough to provide plenty of protection.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 1:56 PM
Coneaut Lakes Blue Streak is probably about 20ft from the road side and its circles by the Minuture Railroad.  I would deffinatly be worried about that coaster getting smashed by a car.  With the non professional way the Coneaut lake carpenters but that thing together it seems like the whole turn around would collapse.  i think CCI needs to take a look at that thing.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 4:49 PM
Don't dis my Streak, it's a gem and runs better on the park's non existent budget that a certain Dinn creation a few park's away at a park with a mega million dollar budget. (and Conneaut's carpenters know how to keep a coaster from falling down plus they did their own retracking on the first drop)
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 4:53 PM
Blue Streak, Mean Streak and Millennium Force are along a road, kinda.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 4:56 PM
What about S:UE?
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