Posted Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Two employees and one rider were injured on the Zippin Pippin roller coaster ride Monday at Bay Beach Amusement Park, in Green Bay. Witnesses say two cars ran into each other in the station.
Read more from WGBA/Green Bay.
My first thought was, "Was it raining?" A failure of the blocking system is so rare that I assume it must be the skid brakes being wet or something. The article does have this strange quote;
"One eyewitness says he and his family were literally next in line for the ride when the collision happened. He tells NBC26 two park employees were sitting on the empty train when it was struck from behind, though Park Management has yet to confirm those details."
Maybe it happened in the morning while they were transferring a train or something? Seems very strange.
Rumors of someone inadvertently leaving a peanut butter and banana sandwich on the tracks are, as yet, unconfirmed.
Very strange indeed. I won't say for certain, but I doubt weather would have too much impact, as the ride doesn't have skid brakes but uses fin brakes. Given the talk about employees on the ride, I've got to wonder if the second train was being transferred in and somehow the train on the brake run was sent into the station. That could be way off, but that seems immediately the most logical knowing what we the GP know right now.
Well, I am going to be in Green Bay for the first time ever this Sunday and thought I might get a lap on the ZP, but I don't like my chacnes now.
I'm curious to hear the results of the investigation. I will also be surprised if it's opened by Sunday.
Must just be the time of year that Zippin Pippin makes headlines.
10 years ago (almost to the day) - Historic Zippin Pippin Sells For $2500
5 years ago (still almost to the day) - Zippin Pippin Brings 45% Boost In Revenue to Bay Beach
Just an observation. Wonder what the Zippin Pippin will be up to the 3rd week of June in 2021?
Zippin Pippin RMC'd!
From the article: " There's two backup systems on those breaks,". Where do they get these "journalists" from?
That's a quote, not the writer.
Was he quoted as spelling "breaks" incorrectly? ;)
Oh, I guess it depends on if it was email. :)
I've seen professionals writing about the Grand Opening of "Rain of Kong" a few times...spelling is a lost art.
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