Tilt coaster malfunction

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/


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kpjb's avatar

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


Hi

Dangling 160 feet in the air? Um, no.

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.


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ApolloAndy's avatar

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


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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.

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?"

Rick_UK's avatar

Wake me up when it becomes ununstuck at the wrong time


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