Tilt coaster malfunction

Friday, February 1, 2019 9:49 AM
Jeff's avatar

This isn't really news, because the ride even opened later the same day, but this is not the ideal outcome of a ride on the only tilt coaster:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/8321850/tourists-dangling-160ft-cli...functions/


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

+0
Friday, February 1, 2019 9:56 AM
kpjb's avatar

They were given almost $5 in coupons for their trouble!


Hi

+0
Friday, February 1, 2019 11:45 AM

Dangling 160 feet in the air? Um, no.

+0
Friday, February 1, 2019 11:47 AM
Tekwardo's avatar

It’s actually not the only tilt coaster as there are two in China.

Im just glad this wasn’t me. That doesn’t look comfortable.


Website | Flickr | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Facebook

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

+0
Friday, February 1, 2019 2:31 PM

So, the safety system did its job!

This is a praise to Vekoma, the ride manufacturer.


Turning Fantasy into Reality

+1Loading
Friday, February 1, 2019 6:49 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Yeah. I don't even see the problem. That's not terribly different from the normal operation of the coaster.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

+0
Friday, February 1, 2019 8:47 PM
Fun's avatar

This actually answers an important question I've had about what happens if the platform is mid cycle and suffers a loss of power. Apparently, the counterweight is such that it slowly tilts back to home position, even if it is in the vertical position.

+0
Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:40 PM
Tommytheduck's avatar

Good thing it re-opened. I've answered yes to sooooooo many people who have asked "would you ride this roller coaster?"

+1Loading
Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:44 PM
Rick_UK's avatar

Wake me up when it becomes ununstuck at the wrong time


Nothing to see here. Move along.

+2Loading

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2020, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...