- Apr 5, 2011
So, he was yelling for them to put the lap bar for him? He didn't even try to secure himself, just as everyone else did? What, did he think it's Roller Coaster Tycoon?Son said:"Everybody else's bar was down and then they started the ride and I was so freaked out and I was trying to get my mom's attention by pointing down to my lap bar and yelling for the person to stop the ride and pull down my lap bar," Foster said.
Zachary said:Quite honestly, I don't care if it happened or not. Six Flags deserves every ounce of bad press they get when they run rides like this. The laundry list of safety issues resulting from poor maintenance or awful operations at Six Flags parks grows longer and longer each year. The company as a whole is making a mockery of all the safety measures everyone else implements and, via the magic of bad press over events like this, they end up negatively affecting everyone else in the industry.
Shane said:I honestly can't see if they are up or down in that photo.
ScreamScape.com said:Let the paranoia begin… now everyone is worried about if their lap bars are locked down on coasters everywhere and overreacting. Case in point… the local news in Atlanta posted this report where a mother watching her 7 year old son take a ride on the Dahlonega Mine Train freaked out when her son thought his lap bar wasn’t down. She screamed and says she got the ride ops to stop the train, but Six Flags over Georgia officials state that the train never left the station with the lap bar up. Of course, this is an old Arrow Mine Train we are talking about, where the lap bars on all three rows of each car are manually lowered by the operator at once. Lock one row… all three are locked, and the lap bar lowers equally to the same position in all throw rows as well. This means that a 7-year old boy sitting by himself is going to look like his lap bar is up higher away from his body than it is for any larger riders in the other two rows, but it is still locked down. Click here to see a great shot of a ride op about ready to step on the lapbar pedal in the front of the train to lock down the first three rows all at once, without having to touch the actual lapbar in the second row where the boys have their hands raised.