Six Flags Over Georgia Power Outage --->

Tuesday, June 18, 2002 9:48 PM

Haha, just finished watching a part on the 10 o'clock news and there was a section dedicated on the blackout at Over Georgia that left riders on Acrophobia stranded at the very top for more than an hour. And the same with The Great Gasp. (or whatever their parachute tower is called)

They showed footage of the Acrophobia ring SLOWLY descend the tower from the 161' point with riders looking distressed and feet danglingggg!!!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 9:54 PM
So they did'nt get to drop after waiting up there for an hour? That's no fun!
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 9:58 PM
No, they were lowered down incredibly slow. But being 161' up and titled 15° forwards for more than an hour would scare the sh*t out me already...and if they had dropped them, some of those riders would probably have died from shock and terror...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 10:06 PM
Yeah that would probably make me a tad nervous. But think about how frightening that would be to just drop after being stuck for an hour and not knowing when you were going to drop.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 11:35 PM

kRaXLeRidAh,

Why did you add a new thread on this topic when you replied to an existing one about the exact same incident just a half hour before posting this one?

Just adds to the clutter.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:33 AM

Again, Acrophobia is my favorite drop ride anywhere. Everyone is under this impression that it is something terrifying and hideous. The greatest part is on the coaster show, they saay you are up for 20 seconds, when it is actually a variable in timing if drop. I remember looking at my watch once while riding, and we were up for 40 seconds. BTW, kRaXLeRidAh, they have a ride op talk to people when they are at the top of the tower, and he usually tells people when you are about to drop, so for the people that are truly scared, that helps, but for dedicated Acrophobia-maniacs, it kinda ruins the experience.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 7:46 AM

Ha!! MillenniumForceX! How now brown cow indeed!

That ride op (90% of the times I've ridden it) has tricked you. Most of the time, the line they use is.. You will now drop in 10...9....8....7....6....5...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSHH!

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Sorrrrrrrry folks! Parks closed. The moose out front should have told you.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 8:35 AM
i saw on one of those coaster shows that even during a power outage acrophobia could still drop because is has magnetic brakes that dont reley on electricity

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 8:49 AM

sfmm15 said:
i saw on one of those coaster shows that even during a power outage acrophobia could still drop because is has magnetic brakes that dont reley on electricity

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I just want to ride as many coasters as posible

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You're right about mag brakes not needing electricity to slow a fall, but you still need the juice to trigger the drop mechanism.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 8:53 AM

You're correct, it doesn't need electricity to stop, but it DOES need electricity to get pulled up to the top of the tower where the ring of seats is released.

EDIT: Dang you, Sheik, you beat me. :-p

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:32 AM

Legendary said:

EDIT: Dang you, Sheik, you beat me. :-p

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I've been danged! And only by few minutes!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:40 AM
Six Flags doesn't seem to be having a good year. Mabye there are terroist from Cedar Fair messing up the parks?
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 12:37 PM
When I rode it, the op said: "You will be dropped in 3, 2, 1, ...1, ...1,... WOOSH!" Very fun, especially for others who were riding it for the first time.

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