Outage Leaves Roller Coaster Riders Dangling

United States
June 11, 2007 8:29am CST
http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/outage-leaves-roller-coaster-riders/20070610175609990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001 Oh my goodness how scary that must have been for those people stuck on that ride. What would you do if you were one of them? Well I know there really was not much they could do. But would you take any kind of action afterwards? 30 minutes is a long time to be upside down I bet those people were so scared.
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@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
11 Jun 07
They might actually sue me....for park damage. See, I would be so frightened that I would defecate repeatedly, causing much park damage below the ride. It would likely have splattered on numerous park guests and permenently stained the decking below the ride.*wink* On a serious note, that would be the single most frightning thing I could experience. I am very frightened on roller coasters. Sometimes I can be talked into to trying one. If I finally built up enough nerve to try one and this happened, oh dear goodness. Bring on the DEPENDS!! Actully, I should probably wear a DEPENDS whenever I ride a rollercoaster!
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• United States
11 Jun 07
LOL that is too funny. I would probably mess myself too.
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@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
11 Jun 07
I can't imagine anything worse. I don't like upside down rides anyway, and to be stuck on one for 1/2 hour would be horrible. I don't think there's any action to take. It doesn't sound to me like there was any negligence or that the ride was unsafe. There was a power outage, and it just happened that they were at the very wrong place at the wrong time. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a lawsuit though, people sue over everything these days.
• United States
11 Jun 07
Yeah you are right I guess they really cant sue over a power outage.
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@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
11 Jun 07
What I don't understand is if there was a power outage why couldn't they use a generator on a ride like that to get it started and at least get the people down. People use generators all the time when the power goes out.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
I dont know but that is a very good question.
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
17 Jun 07
Thank you for the BR!
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• United States
17 Jun 07
ur welcome
• Canada
11 Jun 07
Another reason why I don't like rides like this . I am sure those people were terrified . There would be no hope of getting me back up there again . I realize that no one was hurt but this doesn't change the fact that these people were really frightened and they should be compensated somehow for all that they went through when they were going out for a day of fun and this is not what they got . I would think they would lose a lot of buisness over this and would want the public to know how terrible they felt about this and that they were doing something about it to make it up to these people that were left hanging for half an hour and that they were taking extra precautions that this occurence would never take place again . I would never be getting on any rides like this again no matter where it was . I have always had a fear of rides like this this in one of the reasons why .
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• United States
11 Jun 07
I have a fear of them but still get on them.
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Omgosh! That is just one more reason as to why I don't get on a roller coaster LOL! I wouldn't have to worry about that happening to me! :) I think those people must been scared big time! I would take some sort of action i think if it were me on there. But then again how can one take action when mother nature is to blame? I hope the amusement park gave the people on there something for the incident like some free passes or something.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Yeah I think that is about all the park could do.