83 coasters and soon to be more
Life is a roller coaster Ride It!
800,000 years in 7 seconds: Time Machine the movie or next S&S creation?
"So Quoth the Lemon Chill Guy" (TM) (C)
I lost my hat on Poison Ivy. How pathetic.
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.
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.
"I live my life a quarter mile at a time. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free." Dominic from The Fast and the Furious
HuKeD oNN fonickS dusinT wOrK"[;.
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
Even though I don't have a scary moment, it is very interesting to hear yours!
Good Times!! Good Times!!
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)).
CP Sea Gull population 1,000,000
CP Mufflehead population 1,000,000,000
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.
~IMO, Vortex at PGA is the Stand-up Batman.
*** This post was edited by CoasterCrazyOne on 6/23/2002. ***
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!
You must be logged in to post