There were no reported injuries in the area, but it's not over yet. I hope the park and other parks, people, and properties in the effected area do not suffer too much damage.
EDIT -- see below for the real reason CCI no longer claims this coaster on their website.
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Main Entry: iro·ny
Pronunciation: 'I-r&-nE also 'I(-&)r-nE
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
Etymology: Latin ironia, from Greek eirOnia, from eirOn dissembler
1 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning -- called also Socratic irony
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Cannonball Run was damaged by a moderate hurricane a few years back. IIRC the top of the lift collapsed. There was some kind of trouble between the park and CCI because it didn't withstand the winds -- litigation, perhaps -- which is why CCI doesn't claim this coaster on its website.
Im pretty sure that didn't happen due to a storm or hurricane, The way I understand it, The lifthill just split intwo for no aparent reason and both the park and CCI were in court pointing fingers at each other.
Chuck, who could be wrong but has a pretty reliable source who's never lied to me about anything.
Again, that's just what I remember! But I'm usually right, right? ;)
mOO "It's an S-curve" SH
I was told at one time that the park employees were starting and stopping the lift motor abruptly as the train was engaging the lift chain (or something along those lines). Anyways, this causes undo stress on the drive sytem and chainwheel at the top of the lift. If that was the case, the park was to blame for the lift hill splitting in two. I know from running the Dipper at Geauga Lake that we weren't supposed to stop the train as it engaged the lift as it could jam and cause the same problem. We had to wait until the train was on the chain completely before stopping it (according to the operations manual Big Dipper/1980).
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edit: Darnit Joe... you beat me to it! :) *** Edited 9/16/2004 11:49:39 PM UTC by Thrillerman***
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