“If this tower is begun to be taken down, there might be somebody not just at these tables, but behind me that will say we found stuff on what the lab did that requires us to go back, but that evidence is altered or gone,” the Lasitters’ family attorney, Larry Franklin, said.
I surely a'int not gonna be calling him if I needs me an attorney.
I don't know about that. The ride probably has some value in the used ride market. The Zamperla mouse that killed two riders in its first season in Ocean City, NJ was removed right after that and now operates at Magic Springs, and I'm sure most people there know nothing of the ride's history.
Rob Ascough said: I don't know about that. The ride probably has some value in the used ride market. The Zamperla mouse that killed two riders in its first season in Ocean City, NJ was removed right after that and now operates at Magic Springs, and I'm sure most people there know nothing of the ride's history.
They will not sell it (till lawsuit is settled)for a few reason's.If they sell it it maybe running by the time this goes to court.The attorney's will say "The ride is running at (insert new park name here) and they haven't chopped anyone's feet off.
No Park will buy it because they would get put out of business if this freak accident ever happens again. Can you imagine what a second lawsuit for this same thing would pay out.
Seriously, what's the difference between this ride, and Superman Power of Tower at SFStL? There is clearly no difference except maybe the year, and the paint colors. It's just called little funding for SFKK.
Six Flags doesn't give the maintenance department enough money to operate this ride. Those cables are checked regularly, and if they are tearing, they should be replaced. This is not the only time a ride like this tore it's cable. I remember seeing a video of another Intamin Generation Drop 2 probably in another country have it's cable ripped.
No one was on the ride, but they showed it dangling. This was before the SFKK accident. I'm positive it wasn't SFKK even though I know about this accident. I thought it was a fluke. Than, this happens, and I say forget that ride now. To me, it's a good ride, and it's not worth riding that ride if it's just a good ride.
These rides do cost a lot of money though for what they are, and what lines they get. It's like buying a roller coaster that's not a roller coaster. You talk about frivilous spending. Buying these rides, and those S&S Super Shot huge humongous rides were frivilous. These rides didn't need to go that high up.
No, they would fix any issues that may exist. Even if they do that at the existing park, people will still point at it and say - that's the ride that cut off someone's foot. It's a psychology thing - you can tell them we fixed it and it's safe, but it's still difficult to get over it. Moving it to a different park removes the stigma that it might not deserve. (This is all assumming they actually do correct any problems)
edit: Given that SF used this most unfortunate accdent to blame for attendance dips chain-wide, it would be kinda surprising to see them reconstruct the ride elsewhere. I could see how it might (would?) have affected SFKK specifically, but not chain-wide or industry-wide.
Frankly, if the ride has been fixed and inspected properly, and is routinely maintained and re-inspected, there SHOULD be no issues. Realistically, no one at the receiving park would know the ride's origins or history.
*** Edited 11/30/2007 3:56:54 PM UTC by rollergator***
I thought someone pointed out in here before that this was sort of a Version 2.0 of the Intamin drop towers, and everyone else is V2.1 or higher - The cables in this drop tower were different than the other ones, like two cables instead of three, different setup with catch car, etc?
I knew this was coming. I told myself that if they did remove it I wouldn't be back to the park until they get something nice in the coaster department....like a Balder or a mini B&M hyper, but since that won't be happening, I'll just wait to go to KI in 2009. ;)