Scary Coaster Moments

Saturday, June 22, 2002 2:21 PM
When I was on Mind Eraser at SFNE something scary happened. The part where the track is crossing over the other track my foot skimmed something. I saw the support and thought it was that. I didn't know exactly what it was. Anyone have this happen before? It was so scary.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 2:52 PM
That has never happened to me(even though your feet do come pretty close to the supports on SLC's), but one of the more scary coaster moments in my life is when I sat in the back seat on Roar(west), and wasn't expecting to be pulled THAT hard over the first drop. I was talking to my friend, and then all of a sudden, I was YANKED over the drop, which caused me to let out a extremely loud shriek.
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 2:58 PM
One time at SFoG I was riding the Georgia Cyclone and my seatbelt came undone after the first drop. I know that my lap would hold me in safely but it was still scary.
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 3:09 PM
On the Red Devil at Ghost Town in the Sky, my lap bar popped up during the loop! I let out a loud shriek, grabbed it and held it down for the rest of the ride.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 3:57 PM
On Top Gun at PGA I thought my restraint was tight against my body and had clicked. To my suprise down the first drop it let a click back and it loosened up, it scared the heck out of me, i grabbed it and held tight.
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 4:39 PM
It wasn't a rollercoaster, but at Great Escape's river rapids they have this pool in the middle of the course (or so they had 3 years ago). It's kind of like a mid course brake, and the gate that let you into the second part of the course got stuck shut. My raft went into the pool, and it wedged off the water and slanted onto another raft. It was really scary, and I actually thought I was going to die!

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 4:40 PM
On the Raptor at Cedar Point my foot felt like it hit someting too. The rail on the beginning end of the midcourse brake run had to have hit my foot. When we went over them my foot felt like it had skimed something and it was thrown back a little. We were right over the guard railing for the midcourse brake run when it happened. I dunno though. I would think that they would have accounted for people with longer legs when they designed it though.
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 4:40 PM
On Talon, my restraint poped up a click in the front seat after the vertical loop. It was scary! My first Talon ride and I was worried about me restraint the whole ride. Good thing I rode it 15+ more times ;)

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 4:56 PM

ON the Hurler at PKD, It was around when it first opened and didnt have any lap bars to fit the individual person, I was sitting with my cousin, my cousin is pretty tall, and so the lap ( which was only 1 long bar couldnt come all the way down to me adjustment, cause he was so tall. After the first drop and up the the second hill the air time flung me out of my seat that I stoop up and my feet came of and was flying out the bar every time.

Another scary moment was when I was one Alpengiest and the were running the ride right after they had closed it to allow a storm to pass, when it passes they of course sent test runs, since I was one of the few who stayed in the station for the ride to open i was like the second train to go on the ride since it re opened, when my train got to the top the ride broke and we were stranded 196 ft in the air dangling.

The only other thing that I can bring up is the ride the Great Bear at hershey park, for some reason the restraints, look down at odd points and there is space beween you and the restraint, is doesnt fit snug against you body but its ok cause the first drop, the loop, and the immelmen you dont feel it, but the zero G roll and the rest of the ride up to the corkscrew the restraint seems to not be there, cause you a flying against it and then it fly against you front the forces when you scim the stream behing the super dooper looper. Its freaky, but cool.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 4:59 PM
On Runaway Reptar at PKI, my feet hit the grates beneath the lift hill. I tried to keep my feet up for the rest of the ride. It was nothing major but it still gave me a scare.
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 5:12 PM
Once on Raptor it felt like my OTSR slipped a notch as we were going down the first drop. Just gave me a little scare wondering what had happened. But hey that's what the seatbelts are for.

Also according to the kid in front of me while waiting to enter CP earlier this year, he got stuck on Raptor. Get this (it's complete BS but he had his friends in complete awe). Supposedly he was on the last train of the day and they just stopped it on the lift, believable at this point. But then they completely shut off the ride and the ops started leaving the station and the park. He had to yell to get someone's attention to turn the coaster 'back on'. I didn't say anything but it's amazing how many people were amazed at this 'tragedy'. Morons.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 7:40 PM
Everybody keeps saying that their restraints give a click and it scares them. Well I had the opposite problem. I was on the backwards Racer at PKI and it was just after it had rained and it was really flying. Well, it had some positive G's that I haven't felt on it ever before and my restraint clicked down a notch and was smashing my manhood. That is the only time I actually hated airtime. I was scared that I wasn't going to be able to have kids!
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 7:51 PM
MForce, exact same thing happened to me on Racer backwards. Heading into the turnaround that baby smashed down a notch and I was in some pain for a while. This has happened to me on The Beast, and Villain as well.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 8:00 PM
On Dueling Dragons (Fire) my restraint popped open, but was held at least a little down by the seatbelt when rounding the first turn after the station, heading over the weigh scale and towards the lift. I freaked but when I pulled it back down it clicked and I was ok after that.
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 10:05 PM
I haven't really had any, but I know a couple from people I know. My mom rode the Lincoln Park Comet a lot on trips to Mass. as a child, and one time the lap bar came open during the ride, luckily, she and her friend got the lapbar back down quickly. Mom never rode a coaster again until IB last year. My nextdoor neighbor Brendan was riding an inverted/slc somewhere, and he was playing with his otsr's, checking to really see if they were safe/stuck down. Right as they went up the lift, he finally actually OPENED his otsr's, he got it back down during the lift.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 10:12 PM

Well, although it isn't coaster, when i was on Power Tower at CP i was on the Turbo Drop side, and i thought my restraignt was down but it wouldn't click, but a sec before i droped, i slammed it down as hard as i could and it stayed and then it dropped

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 10:18 PM

Even though I don't have a scary moment, it is very interesting to hear yours!

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 11:05 PM

The scariest moment I had was this year on Thunder Hawk @ WOF (A wet and wild Huss Top Spin). The restraint that was holding me in make a weird snaping sound. It had me concerned that my restraint would fail. However it didn't but at the end of the ride I had a rough time opening the restraint. I had the people beside me to help push down on the restraint so it would snap open. Nothing happend to me, so it didn't stop me from riding again.

For being on a Roller Coaster. I was in the front of the 2nd (Car 2 Row 1) car of the Orient Express. And going up the lift hill (The chain dog is under my car) The Chain dog that was holding the train that was under my car sliped out of the chain and bumped my car and the lift stoped. When this happen it worried me becasue of the unconfortable bump. Becasue these things happen alot (I never been on a train before that done that) it was no big deal, they got the maintence guy to look at the chain dog and got the ride going again. I do ride the Orient Express alto and most of the time I get stuck on the chain lift is becasue of safety alarms or Chain Dogs sliping (The other time I got stuck becasue of this I was in the last car and the train was at the bottom of the lift ,therefore I was stuck in the tunnel (preatty cool area to get stuck at)).

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 11:12 PM

I was on the Manhatten Express and three times while going up the lift the train "slipped" off the chain but then reconnected. It was really, really scarey to me because it was my first coaster over 200 feet tall and the lift hill is really steep.

It wasn't only when connecting either. It felt like that inital bump when a boomerang connects to the chain.

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*** This post was edited by CoasterCrazyOne on 6/23/2002. ***

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 12:22 AM

A scary moment for me was one time on Millennium Force when I was sitting next to my friend and he passed out after the first drop. He was sitting there lifeless, his arms went up all by themselves at the airtime moments and his head was just dangling there. I didn't know what was going on, I tried waking him up during the rest of the ride, but he didn't respond.

Finally when we arrived back in the station he woke up and wondered what was going on. I was relieved that he was OK -- he only later complained about a headache that had developed from his passing out. I never want to go through that again!

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