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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 11th, 2019, 6:41 pm
If you find something interesting (but on the shorter side) in the amusement industry, just add it here.

During the past weekend, around Six Flags Magic Mountain; it was on FIRE, and they had to evacuate the park. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/wildfire-p ... six-flags/

In other news, Six Flags Magic Mountain is receiving it's new devil Larson Looper / Ring of FIRE / FIREball coaster "rainbow on fire" for 2020. It's going to be too HOT to handle for people.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 11th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Double post, but another update, even though it's late (This one is really not good).

You have yet another accident that happened on a ride that is like Ragin Cajun. This is in England, on a coaster called Twister.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/boy-who-f ... 45754.html

https://rcdb.com/1314.htm And yes, this is Reverchon whereas Great America had Zamperla, but they are basically the exact same ride.

After so many issues for all those rides like Ragin Cajun, I don't know why any park has them at all including Disney World's Animal Kingdom (where a mechanic died).
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on June 12th, 2019, 10:07 am
Thanks for posting this. I had not heard about this. I'm wondering if the kid wasn't secured in the first place.
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 21st, 2019, 9:35 pm
^Your welcome. Primeval Whirl at Animal Kingdom is now closed for "maintenance."

https://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/20 ... -downtime/
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Postby Ilovthevu' on June 30th, 2019, 1:38 am
Not an amusement park, but at a carnival in June, a person was injured. Though, I want to clarify that this was NOT a customer of the carnival. This was a maintenance person at the carnival that has to have their leg amputated. This ride is a Larson FIREball / Ring of Fire / like the Hangover ride, but smaller.

https://nbc25news.com/news/local/owosso ... e-accident

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Also, Cedar Point's dive machine roller coaster is shut down because it SLIGHTLY crashed.
https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles ... edar-point
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on July 1st, 2019, 8:44 am
Ilovthevu' wrote:Not an amusement park, but at a carnival in June, a person was injured. Though, I want to clarify that this was NOT a customer of the carnival. This was a maintenance person at the carnival that has to have their leg amputated. This ride is a Larson FIREball / Ring of Fire / like the Hangover ride, but smaller.

https://nbc25news.com/news/local/owosso ... e-accident

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Also, Cedar Point's dive machine roller coaster is shut down because it SLIGHTLY crashed.
https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles ... edar-point


We are going to Cedar Point week of 7/21 and I was fired up for Valravn. I hope they get it fixed and thoroughly tested before we arrive.....
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Postby Ilovthevu' on July 3rd, 2019, 8:37 pm
^I don't see why it wouldn't be open by than. That's awhile from now.

I don't want to just mention completely horrible things, so I will mention the news about Six Flags Over Texas deconstructing the Aquaman ride. Aquaman was a shoot the chutes water ride like Splash Water Falls, or they have one at Six Flags St. Louis. The Six Flags St. Louis one though is closed for this year for refurbishment. So, who knows if they are replacing that one with Aquaman, or are they doing something else to it for refurbishment. Who knows what Aquaman will be either?

Pictures about Aquaman being deconstructed:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... Q_XzvlMU-6
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https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5DB7130B
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on August 17th, 2023, 7:30 am
AM I the only one that thinks "Good Gravy" is a silly name for new ride at Holiday World??

I mean, even Gravy Train would have been more catchy in my opinion!!
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on August 19th, 2023, 6:14 pm
Is it just me or does anyone else find RMC trains a bit uncomfortable?? The seats are super hard plastic with almost no padding! And the lapbars are time consuming to get off once the ride ends!

Outlaw Run was terrible when I rode it this year: there's a huge "bump" at bottom of first drop that killed my tailbone and it was bumpy during much of the ride! I tried it in rows 9. 11 and 12 and same result .The ride is only 10 years old...


Eagle is much less rough (to me) than Outlaw Run was....
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Postby FParker185 on August 21st, 2023, 9:06 pm
The newest version of RMC trains as seen on HP's Wildcats Revenge are far Superior. Restrains easy to open at the end of the ride, flat spot on the lapbar where it meets your body, and a rounded plastic seat belt buckle that doesn't dig into your flesh when it inevitably gets stuck between you and the lapbar. Still no padding but that defeats the lapbar, so don't look for that. Also they have changed their design philosophy, the airtime, while just as strong as before, no longer comes on as suddenly, it eases you into it making for a far more comfortable ride.
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Postby CoasterDave316 on August 27th, 2023, 8:45 am
CoasterRiderSC wrote:Outlaw Run was terrible when I rode it this year: there's a huge "bump" at bottom of first drop that killed my tailbone and it was bumpy during much of the ride! I tried it in rows 9. 11 and 12 and same result .The ride is only 10 years old...


Eagle is much less rough (to me) than Outlaw Run was....


I rode Outlaw Run multiple times at the end of June and I didn't notice any painful bumps. It seemed just as out of control, yet smooth as when I first rode it in 2014. Definitely smoother then Eagle has ever been at any point in my life. So don't agree with you at all.....then again I saw a video the other day where some guy called Goliath rough and said the trains were uncomfortable. I guess you can't please everyone.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on August 28th, 2023, 10:59 pm
CoasterDave316 wrote:
CoasterRiderSC wrote:Outlaw Run was terrible when I rode it this year: there's a huge "bump" at bottom of first drop that killed my tailbone and it was bumpy during much of the ride! I tried it in rows 9. 11 and 12 and same result .The ride is only 10 years old...


Eagle is much less rough (to me) than Outlaw Run was....


I rode Outlaw Run multiple times at the end of June and I didn't notice any painful bumps. It seemed just as out of control, yet smooth as when I first rode it in 2014. Definitely smoother then Eagle has ever been at any point in my life. So don't agree with you at all.....then again I saw a video the other day where some guy called Goliath rough and said the trains were uncomfortable. I guess you can't please everyone.



Dave - thanks for weighing in. I've been on Eagle about 150x or more in my life. The first drop has never been rough or had a huge BUMP like Outlaw does! I was at Silver Dollar on 8/8. I tried Outlaw Run in 12th row (By far the worst in terms of that nasty BUMP), 11th, 10th and 9th rows I believe. It was bad in all rows. It was also shaky during most of the ride after that.

I tried giving it a chance but it was just not fun to ride!
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