Where's Markey's Outrage? Just saying.

Thursday, August 25, 2011 8:53 AM

This is in just one park with 4,000,000 annual visitors.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/24/california.yosemite.fatal.falls/index.html

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:55 AM

They need to add lapbars and seatbelts.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 11:17 AM

And FlashPass.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 2:57 PM

At least they haven't cut down all the charm yet...

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:05 PM

By comparison, in the same time period, there have been a grand total of [ 5 ] patrons killed in amusement parks in the United States*:

1. Benji Easler, miniature train crash, Cleveland Park, Spartanburg, SC
2. Brian Greenhouse, Hi-Miler, Ray Cammack Shows, Houston, TX
3. Jayson Dansby, Python Pit, Go Bananas!, Norridge, IL
4. Abiah Jones, Ferris Wheel, Morey's Piers
5. Sgt. James Hackemer, Ride of Steel, Darien Lake

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

* I thought there were 6, but I can't find another fatal incident.

--DCAjr

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:13 PM

And this hasn't even been a very good year for amusement park fatalities.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:41 PM

DejaVuNitro said:
And FlashPass.

So Krause can go.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:52 PM

Or Maverick. Then I'd go.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:08 PM

Yes, sir. Eight posts to Maverick. I believe we've got a new record.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:10 PM

Visitor list is growing. Gonna need a hotel.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:58 PM

If CBuzz needed a hotel, it would already have one. It has Maverick, but no hotel. I see a problem with that... ;)

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 8:32 PM

Ensign Smith said:
Yes, sir. Eight posts to Maverick. I believe we've got a new record.

When and where did the "Or Maverick" phenomenon begin? Didn't it have something to do with naming coasters that have past-vertical drops?

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Friday, August 26, 2011 12:19 AM

When Hersheypark marketed their new Fahrenheit coaster, they billed it as being the only coaster in the U.S. with a beyond verticle drop, I believe. One reply during our conversation as to how untrue HP's claim is was "...or Maverick," and it stuck.

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Friday, August 26, 2011 8:58 AM

It actually started with SFoG's announcement of Dare Devil Dive, on the first page of this thread.

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Friday, August 26, 2011 10:55 AM

There it is. I am not a good CoasterBuzz historian.

Last edited by LostKause, Friday, August 26, 2011 10:55 AM
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Friday, August 26, 2011 11:09 AM

Do you like pancakes?

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Friday, August 26, 2011 11:50 AM

I met the pancake guy in person years later. I worked at Paddlewheel and he worked at MF. He got fired from Cedar Point for causing a scene at Holiday World on his day off. HW's people called CP's people to tell them what was going on, and they canned him. Poor, "nutty" kid.

He came back to CoasterBuzz after the pancake thing, with a different screen name, and a much better likability. He could still be here for all I know.

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Friday, August 26, 2011 1:25 PM

What has happened to Coasterbuzz?

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Friday, August 26, 2011 4:07 PM

Interestingly, the "do you like pancakes?" CBuzz meme came about without the original poster ever actually mentioning pancakes: http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Thread/26522.aspx

Here's the original "What Has Happened to Coasterbuzz?" thread: http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Thread/28249.aspx

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Friday, August 26, 2011 5:08 PM

That first thread creeps me out every time.

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