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Yep I rode yesterday and with the one train running, a line that would normally be 30 minutes long tops was over 1 1/2 hours.
 

Nicole

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Unfortunately, it appears that TT is back to single train operations. Green is on the track; blue isn't.
 
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Nicole said:
Unfortunately, it appears that TT is back to single train operations.  Green is on the track; blue isn't.
Don't freak out just yet, Timbers can't run with 2 trains during rain and unfortunately Timbers still uses Hurler's transfer table. The one that is slower than frozen sap. Maintenance very likely did not want to transfer the 2nd train back on when the weather passed after the first storm, before the second one came in that basically shut the park down for the night tonight.


...Now if they open up tomorrow with just one train, then it's time to freak out.
 
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Great. They're going to make the locker policies worse because some shithead teen tried to get a selfie.
It wasn't a teen and according to the article it was in a pocket that the man said he forgot to zip up. Which doesn't bode well for being able to take anything on the ride in pockets in the future.
 
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Just read the article and watched the video. She got a serious gash on her forehead. Had that phone hit a few more inches below it could've taken her eye out and she could've been blinded.

Leave it to dickheads like this to cause parks to have strict policies about loose articles on rides! I won't be surprised to see KD implement a Universal Studios type policing of loose articles after this.
 

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they should go ahead and shut down all the coasters. They are too dangerous.
 
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It's bad enough.....and I know I'm picking on one thing here but this part confused me:
Mayfield claimed she was not offered to be taken to the hospital, however Sellers said Mayfield declined the request and left the park on her own.
Like I bet the park would want her to have the assistance of going to the hospital for their own record keeping and to keep better tabs on whats going on.

And as for not knowing who did it (had the phone fly out).....that means the cell phone flew out, it's highly unlikely someone caught it, which means its somewhere along the ride. You can take lost cell phones to the carrier and find out who's phone it is. Seems rather easy to find out who's responsible.
 
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Yanno I never understand why people sue the park when situations like this happen. It’s really not the park’s fault since they do tell guests to put their loose articles away. If a guest chooses not to listen it’s the guests responsibility.
 
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Experienced 3 LNM (2 on same car in front of us) and 1 Apollo ride with cell phones out and lights on this past weekend. Bright lights and stupid people can really ruin a night ride. We've never seen it so bad.
Wait what? What is a cell phone light going to do at night? Stupid stupid stupid. Darkness is the fun of a night ride!

I knew my love of front and 2nd rows were for a reason.
 
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Yanno I never understand why people sue the park when situations like this happen. It’s really not the park’s fault since they do tell guests to put their loose articles away. If a guest chooses not to listen it’s the guests responsibility.
Usually the argument was the park didn't do everything they could and it was negligence to allow it on the ride. IIRC that's how IOA ended up with metal detectors on Dueling Dragon Challenge. They put a no loose articles policy in place and incidents still happened, so they put in the detectors so if something still got through they could reasonably argue that they weren't negligent and it was a true accident.
 
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Wait what? What is a cell phone light going to do at night? Stupid stupid stupid. Darkness is the fun of a night ride!
Exactly. No useful video for them, a ruined ride for us since we were leaving, and stitches waiting to happen. To add, THEY were belligerent to us on the off-ramp because my wife yelled at them to turn damn phones off on LNM.

Yanno I never understand why people sue the park when situations like this happen. It’s really not the park’s fault since they do tell guests to put their loose articles away. If a guest chooses not to listen it’s the guests responsibility.
The parks have video cameras on the lifts. Carwowinds use to stop a ride on the lift if riders had a camera out. Apollo could have been paused and announcements made since she had the phone out and light on going up. But the idiots would have just pull them back out during the ride, I'm sure.
 
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