What is this about : TTD?

Monday, July 4, 2005 11:32 PM
http://pointbuzz.com/news.htm?id=644

Top Thrill got stuck.

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Monday, July 4, 2005 11:45 PM
I was in line, actually right near where they were taking the video. I think I could here myself talking in the background of that video you linked too.

What a sight to see it stuck, the riders came back, and surprisingly they were all just laughing. Luckily there weren't any little kids or anything. Most opted for a reride :)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 11:11 AM
I thought it was quite awesome that everyone on the train went down with their hands raised and smiles on their faces. Bravo, guests!

I know that I would've been having a BLAST being stuck up there. What a sight it must've been for them!

Btw, how did the train get "pushed" over the top? I highly doubt that one guy who went up the elevator could've just nudged it over by himself..

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 12:30 PM
I don't know, I bet one person could push one. If a car is in neutral you can push it pretty easy. And coasters have better wheels anway. All you would have to do is movie it just enough so the greater weight is to one side and then just let gravity do the rest.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 12:30 PM
^That's what I'm wondering too. With the talk of the train weighing about 9 tons, it wouldn't be all that easy to get it to move.

I would have loved being up there. The front seat looks a little scary being at an angle looking down.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 12:35 PM
LOL! The rollercoaster gods were definitely in a playfull mood that day.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 12:53 PM
They did, indeed, send one maintenance fellow to the top to push it over. Don't believe me? Would you believe it straight from CP?

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/fun_online/blog/index.cfm

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005 2:20 PM
That'd be a nice thing to hear over the maintenance radio: "Uh, yeah, we're going to need someone to head to the top of Dragster and give 'er a little push."
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