Stinger "accident"

Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:58 PM

http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/two-injured-on-...r/25822034

I haven't really been able to find anything else other than this article, but it is interesting to me that the ride is out of commission indefinitely, and they removed the entire train.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:03 PM

I'm not sure what the problem was, or why two riders needed to go to the hospital. I mean... From the top or half way up, whats the difference? Isnt it supposed to roll back down?

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:22 PM

I heard rumors and speculation that there was some oil that dripped down onto people, but other than that, nothing. I can't figure out what these supposed injuries could possibly be, really, unless people were maybe not paying attention and the train jolted as it fell and caused strains or sprains?

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Friday, May 16, 2014 1:34 AM

Maybe they will finally remove the ride. It has been nothing but problems since it was added to Dorney (and the problems it had at Great America). There were times the past 2 seasons where it was getting stuck on the lift with riders for over an hour or valleying almost on a weekly basis.

This would be a good replacement:

http://www.guenter-engelhardt.de/entertainment/en/sale/second-hand-...ermany.php

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Friday, May 16, 2014 8:24 AM

According to the article comments, the ride broke because Dorney hires communists.

Who knew?

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Friday, May 16, 2014 9:43 AM

I'm still confused as to what happened. Why is that article is so vague?

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Friday, May 16, 2014 12:11 PM

That's why I didn't post it as news. It doesn't seem like anything actually happened.

LOL at the comments. People are idiots. Do they really think it's cheaper to get Chinese kids to work? Do they really think they're evil commie bastards? 'Merica!

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Friday, May 16, 2014 5:15 PM

I debated posting anything, but I thought someone in the know might have more info. And it raised a question for me: would something minor require the manufacturer to be brought in? Could this be indicative of a more serious problem?

As for the comments, I'm with you, Jeff. I think we as a country are misinformed, miseducated, paranoid, and in general, riled up about the wrong things. Sometimes I'm reminded of the movie Idiocracy, and I just cringe.

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Friday, May 16, 2014 7:24 PM

Idiocracy does seem to be a real future. In 'Merica at least.

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Friday, May 16, 2014 10:18 PM

I'm pretty sure it started with people saying 'Merica.

(winky)

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:00 AM

You hate freedom.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 1:54 PM

So what we're saying is that this is Putin's fault, right?

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:21 PM

YoshiFan said:
Maybe they will finally remove the ride. It has been nothing but problems since it was added to Dorney (and the problems it had at Great America). There were times the past 2 seasons where it was getting stuck on the lift with riders for over an hour or valleying almost on a weekly basis.

This would be a good replacement:

http://www.guenter-engelhardt.de/entertainment/en/sale/second-hand-...ermany.php

Should never have been taken out, but it's not inverted, so I guess it was doomed. ;)

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