Last season at Geuaga Lake(SFO), my girlfriend and I were on the Double Loop. As the train started out of the station, we noticed that our lapbars were not locked. I yelled at the operator to stop, and quickly the train came to a haulting stop. The girl who was locking the train forgot to lock our section. She slowly came over and put her foot on the lever which locked us into place. She did not apologize. After the ride, we immediately went to public relations. We told them our story and the employee working the Double Loop coaster was immediately escorted out of the park, or so we were told. They gave us 30 Geauga Lake bucks and asked if we wanted anything else. We asked for season tickets for 2000. They did'nt go for it. Still upset, I called Geauga Lake's P.R. department the next day and had asked them for single tickets for next year and they gave me some bogus explanation why they could'nt. I felt as if my girlfriend and I were being pushed aside, as if this matter was not a big deal. Honestly, I believe that do to the g-forces of the coaster, we would of been o.k. But it is clearly a point of employee negligence which ticked me off. Initially, all I wanted was an apology, but I never recieved one. After a month, I wrote Geauga Lake a letter of disgust and I was contacted immediately. They offered me tickets and apologized for what had happened. I ended up buying season tickets after that, and felt more comfortable with the park. By the way, I threatened Geauga Lake that I would contact the News Herald about their bad customer service in my letter. Maybe that is what made them call......hmmm. Anyways, that is my worst coaster experience. I am sure Six Flags will not tolerate something like this to happen again.
If the Double Loop is like some other Arrow coasters, namely CP's Corkscrew, you were not in any danger. There is probably a sensor at the end of the station that would have detected the raised pedal as the train went by, and would have stopped the train on the lift hill. At least this is how CP's Corscrew works.
all i have to say is not to pin the premier way on SFO because of one worker!!I can say this year will be totally different to all those coming to the park in more than one way.But i guess everyohne will have to experience that for themselves in the summer to come.
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I doubt it will change one bit... I'm not blaming it on one person. Last time I was there I watched two ride ops flirt while a Big Dipper train overshot the station by an entire car length, witnessed a Wolf Bobs ride op sleeping in the corner of the platform, a Serial Thriller op leave the controls to chase a line jumper. At SFDL I watched a Superman ride op climb in to the station in on the track and ride a train across the station as it was dispatched.
Operations are even tougher to deal with. Long lines caused by train stacking and/or too few trains running, dangerously crowded platforms, too few ops per coaster... the list goes on. Premier operations are often of questionable safety and not guest-focused.
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I was on Iron Wolf at Six Flags Great America(Stand-Up roller coaster) and right when you get in the seats they move up and down. I was jumping up and down when they locked. My feet were about 3 inches off the ground. It hurt so bad. When the train went through the circut, I kept flying up and down out of my seat. I had to hold EXTRA tight. Thats why they tell you not to jump up and down on stand up roller coasters.
Blue streak at CP, our lap bars didn't lock and I was riding with my 8 year old sister. We yelled for the train to stop and it didn't, we were holding onto the sides for dear life afraid we werre going to get thrown out. It was also my first ride on Blue Streak, I would of liked to be on the double loop, atleast they stopped it for you
I second the feeling about the Viper at SFGAdv it totally killed my back and gae me a huge headach. Also I'm not one of those people who hate the tinyest little bit of roughtness( I actuall liked the Meanstreak, rode it 8 times)
Ya know-now that I read this thread again...
I think that MS @ CP has "punched" my kidneys more than once and injured my spine once or twice (til I learned the "proper" way to ride this coaster)
then there is Steel Phantom at Kennywood-
BRUTEL on the neck and ears
I just ADORED it
(especially when I figured out how to ride it without pain!)
(keeping in mind that I will ride these two coasters ANY time-I stay away from OLFOF @ PKI at all costs-that thing is awful)
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