Top Gun at PKI Accident

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:08 AM
The ride will not be retro-fitted with ne floorless trains. The ride is too close to trees and other objects.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:12 AM
Thank God that there was not a ride op making the test run. Good thing that noone was hurt. Too bad the ride will be down for so long.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:20 AM

Thankfully it was during a test run. One would think the ride would open again, not anytime soon, but I am sure it will open later on. Did it just to damage to the train, or some of the ride itself?

By the way, John Peck, what happened on Iron Dragon?

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Cedar Point vs. SFMM-like 15 isnt enough?

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:37 AM
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RideMan said:

Kings Island has more train-below-track coasters than any other park on the planet (total of four). I would think that they more than any other park would be well aware of the unique clearance requirements of such rides!


Still AMAZES me that so many folks, employees included, fail to "get" the concept of a suspended/inverted coaster.....being BELOW the tracks is NOT a safe place to be, for man or machine. We have had way too many similar "incidents" like this (PGA, SFoG, PKI). This one may not have injured people, but it sure has taken its toll on one heck of a suspended coaster....(ironically, I found the ride better this year due specifically to all the brush, etc).

Final thought, although NOT likely: SFMM has extra trains for Ninja (4 in all I think)....

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 7/17/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:41 AM
It sounds like it may be time to get the Bat train sets out. They have been rumored to be in the wharehouse for years. Of course they would need some work. ;)

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:58 AM
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Since no one physically saw this happen, as far as I'm concerned it didn't until the park makes an official statement.

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