Three taken to hospital when Zippin Pippin trains collide in station at Bay Beach

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.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:19 AM

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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:14 PM

Rumors of someone inadvertently leaving a peanut butter and banana sandwich on the tracks are, as yet, unconfirmed.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:00 PM

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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:43 PM

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.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:01 AM

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?

Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:41 AM

Zippin Pippin RMC'd!

Monday, June 27, 2016 10:39 AM

From the article: " There's two backup systems on those breaks,". Where do they get these "journalists" from?

Monday, June 27, 2016 11:01 AM

That's a quote, not the writer.

Monday, June 27, 2016 11:04 AM

Was he quoted as spelling "breaks" incorrectly? ;)

Monday, June 27, 2016 11:36 AM

Oh, I guess it depends on if it was email. :)

Monday, June 27, 2016 12:16 PM

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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