Weird PKI Thing Yesterday

Monday, June 3, 2002 5:25 PM
Ok. Yesterday at PKI(I know it was closed to the GP and pass holders but it was a Limited Inc. day), for the first two hours the park was open. Everyhting was closed down except for Drop Zone and the Antique cars. What happened was I went straight for the Beast. Right after the first couple of trains had left, one of them got stuck on the lift hill. It turned out there really was some kind of a power failure. It was really strange because I didn't think something like that could happen. Has this ever happened to another park in the past?
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Monday, June 3, 2002 5:27 PM

Read the trip reports on SFStL last month. Happened there.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 5:45 PM
Why did drop zone stay open?
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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 3:15 AM
My wife and I were there about 2 years ago and we were just about to enter the then "Days Of Thunder" motion ride theater in the back when the park got a power loss. It takes the park a hour or so to then 'warm' back up and then testing of rides must also occur.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 7:30 AM

Just a friendly reminder: getting pissed off when this happens DOES NOT help the situation. A lot of people were about to take off the crew and my head that day.

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*** This post was edited by SOB_TOM on 6/6/2002. ***

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 11:06 AM
Ooo really? How often does that happen and why were DZ and Face-Off hooked up to the Coney Mall electrical thing?
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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 12:32 PM

I was there Sunday when it happened. Of course I was one of the people stuck on The Beast. We had just started up the second lift hill when the power went out. We had to sit there for 15 minutes or so before a maintence worker released us. This was my first walk down ever so I made the best of it by taking many pictures on the way back to the station. The day as a whole sucked but PKI did give us a free pass when we left the park - THANKS PKI!!!!!!!

See you in line!

I'll be in the line for the Front Seat........

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 1:20 PM

Just a friendly reminder: getting pissed off when this happens DOES NOT help the situation. A lot of people were about to take off the crew and my head that day.

Totally. There's nothing worse than tempers flaring at you for a situation you can't control. Happened at SFGAm this Saturday. Someone threw up on Iron Wolf, and of course the crew had to clean up. The people who were waiting for rows that were not soiled were getting vocal about having to wait for them to cycle empty trains. Needless to say, their chorus of profanity didn't help the situation.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 1:38 PM
I know Disneyland used to have horrible power failures. In one day I once got stuck on Alice in Wonderland (I was 8 and it was pitch black), The people mover thing they used to have, and Gadget's Gocoaster.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 2:36 PM
Here is a question about a power outage at an amusement park in general. Most likely there was a roller coaster in the middle of its circuit. When the power goes out, do all the brakes just close or what. Do they have extra power generators to do this?
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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 2:42 PM
I believe that on coasters with air-powered friction brakes, the computer knows to clamp them shut. Therefore all trains out on the course will stop on the brakes before they enter a new block. If there is a train on the lift hill, it will obviously stop there.

Coasters with magnetic brakes should stop as well, because the magnets work without outside power. It is the other stuff that will not work such as the arms that move the breaks away on S:ROS at Darien Lake, or the wheels that move the trains on S:ROS at SFA.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:26 PM
Yes, many people can be rude when such a thing as a power outage happens. An example: I worked a grocery store once. The power went out one night and people were getting vocal and were trying to break into the store when we closed it (company policy says we close it in power outages). Unfortuneately, that seems to be the attitude a lot of people take on these days.

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