Sheikra riders stuck on lift for 2 hours.

Monday, October 31, 2005 12:28 PM
Just heard a news report about riders being stuck on sheikras lift hill for 2 hours yesterday. The ride reopend later in the day, and the stranded riders were granted a trip to the front of the line.
Monday, October 31, 2005 12:36 PM
When will Intamin learn to make a ride that is mechanically perfect like....oh wait...
Monday, October 31, 2005 1:20 PM
... zing! :-P

-- alan "b&m isn't perfect... *points and laughs like an intamin fanboy*" jacyszyn

Monday, October 31, 2005 1:25 PM
See? They shoulda built a ProSlide Tornado! :)
Monday, October 31, 2005 2:14 PM
Hey Jeff, have you ever been stuck on a lift hill?
Monday, October 31, 2005 2:30 PM
Hehe, got to see those people getting evac'd. (Always happens when the camera's at home, LOL). I do NOT believe they were stuck on the lift for 2 hours, although from evac to re-opening it took the park about 4 hours' total, more or less...

How many times am I going to have to ask/beg before I get one lap without that midcourse bringing the train to a complete STOP? I'd *love* to feel the ejector air possible from the 'Kra if the MCBR slowed the train to say, even 10 mph...word is that those lucky few there on media day got some of THAT kind of air (never before or since experienced on any Beemer AFAIK)...

Monday, October 31, 2005 2:39 PM

RavenTTD said:
When will Intamin learn to make a ride that is mechanically perfect like....oh wait...

There is a big difference between the "inconvenience" of being stuck on a lift hill, and rides with restraint failures that eject riders or rides that don't operate for huge periods of time because going above reasonable maximum height and speed limits............ *** Edited 10/31/2005 7:40:21 PM UTC by super7****

Monday, October 31, 2005 2:58 PM
But an hour strapped in is a little more of an 'inconvenience' than getting fries when I ordered onion rings. Ya know?


Monday, October 31, 2005 3:04 PM
Well, and Intamin has yet, to my knowledge, had problems with "going above reasonable maximum height and speed limits".

Launch, yes. Braking, yes. Restraints, yes, that IS quite a few bugs, considering Xcelerator was built 40 or 50 years ago... ;)

"Height and speed limits"? We'll see, once someone ELSE builds something that goes that fast and/or that high....

Well, there IS this...

Monday, October 31, 2005 4:03 PM
Then please explain TTD's overall poor performance vs the smaller versions of that coaster such as Storm Runner---------TTD was built too big and too fast to mechanically withstand the forces in order to run on a constant, reliable basis.
Monday, October 31, 2005 4:40 PM
Um...wait a minute!!! Hold up!!!

1) Am I missing something in this conversation - or - is Sheikra a Bollinger & Mabillard creation? What does Intamin have to do with it?

2) Stupid question, but couldn't the ride techs manually unlock the restraints, and the riders descend the catwalk, or was the train stuck at the "tip-over" point of the first drop?

Monday, October 31, 2005 4:42 PM
Just wondering aloud did this topic turn into a TTD-Intamin thing when we were discussing Sheikra-B&M???
Monday, October 31, 2005 5:16 PM
Read the second post aloud. It will come to you!
Monday, October 31, 2005 5:17 PM
Yeah, it's not like they were vallied.

I'd never leave people on the lift hill for more than about 15-20 minutes. Just manually open the restraints and evac them.

There's no excuse if that 2 hour thing is true.

Monday, October 31, 2005 5:34 PM
Jebus! Look what I gone and done!

::feels ashamed::

Monday, October 31, 2005 7:19 PM
I had about 30 rides without it slowing severly or coming to a stop at the MCBR of my 80 rides during Media day. The airtime it's all that much better but the ride sure was a lot smoother.

It seemed to me that the mechanical trim was varied by how fast it was running. It only started stopping the train in the early afternoon.

I'd love to ride it without the either the magnetic or mechanical trims at least once but that will never happen.

I have ridden it since media day when it wasn't coming to a stop but it was trimmed quite a bit.

Monday, October 31, 2005 11:35 PM
If your from the detroit area, channel 7(abc)local news is doing a story about it after monday night football. They just ran a teaser.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 3:12 AM
Read second post,...aloud...OHHH! Uh, duh! My bad!
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 8:45 AM
I have a few things to say:

One, B&M coasters are fine. Everything breaks down, EVERYTHING. Nothing can be 'perfect'. Has anyone considered the ride lost power? That maybe one of the sensors was blocked, and that there were people at the mid-course brakes too? No... why? Because you are all to quick to assume that its a B&M problem. So relate Intamin's bad rep with TTD and Kingda Ka (even though you don't look at the good rep with Storm Runner, Rita, and Xcelerator), is a very hard to thing to relate to with B&M. Everytime I go to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Superman has always been open! I have never seen it down. Now to think of it... I have never seen a B&M coaster broken down for more then 10 minutes. But that me personaly.

And like I said, if I do see a B&M down I won't say "Oh, its just like Intamin. Why can't they learn?"


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