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Peter R.

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Aug 14, 2010
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I am sure everyone read today's Screamscape blurb about the boy who was Fabioed at SF Great Adventure. But the question arises do you think SF Great Adventure will react as BGW did and install something to try to prevent another incident like this ( yes it is a freak incident but my opinion is they will probably do something to sooth the guest fears). If so what would be installed?
 
Peter R. said:
I am sure everyone read today's Screamscape blurb about the boy who was Fabioed at SF Great Adventure. But the question arises do you think SF Great Adventure will react as BGW did and install something to try to prevent another incident like this ( yes it is a freak incident but my opinion is they will probably do something to sooth the guest fears). If so what would be installed?

First of all, I F****** LOVE how they have Fabio's bloody picture on Apollo's Chariot in that article for a comparison! HILARIOUS!

Second, I really don't know how they can completely birdproof that ride unless they enclose all of it, and that will never happen. The kid got hit on the way back to the station and the bird flew into the path of the train. Definitely more of a freak accident than Apollo's Chariot. With AC, the geese were nesting in the area of the first drop so the park put netting around the track to prevent them from doing that.
 
Had that exact "solution" brought up in another forum. If you want to birdproof one ride you must birdproof ALL of them.
 
Unagi said:
With AC, the geese were nesting in the area of the first drop so the park put netting around the track to prevent them from doing that.

This exactly.

From what I know of Six Flags parks, they aren't exactly, ah, prime nesting grounds for birds. ;)
 
Unagi said:
First of all, I F****** LOVE how they have Fabio's bloody picture on Apollo's Chariot in that article for a comparison! HILARIOUS!

Second, I really don't know how they can completely birdproof that ride unless they enclose all of it, and that will never happen. The kid got hit on the way back to the station and the bird flew into the path of the train. Definitely more of a freak accident than Apollo's Chariot. With AC, the geese were nesting in the area of the first drop so the park put netting around the track to prevent them from doing that.

Only thing I could think of would be netting... but that wouldn't look very good... even by Six Flags standards.
 
I enjoyed this ride and I didn't have any issues with the restraints. They were fine. I thought maybe I'd bang my head, but I didn't. However for some reason even though this launch is longer and faster than Storm Runner, I feel like Storm Runner's feels more intense. Not sure why. So this was fun and I'd definitely ride it again, but at the same time it was slightly disappointing.
 
Bumping an old ass thread to show you guys something I haven't seen since 2014:

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It’s awesome. The timing seems to vary in the videos I’ve seen, but at least close, and sometimes perfect. Can’t wait to go this year… and still be too scared to ride Zumanjaro.
 
Been seeing a lot of reports on Reddit and other forums that Kingda Kas launch cable has snapped and is looking at significant downtime. Bummer they were about to have El Toro online for the summer and now the other intamin does the intamin thing (or more accurately the maintenance budget cuts did their thing). Ah well more time for Hershey I guess this summer.
 
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Remember, Intamins are sentient coasters. Ka realized that Dragster is about to get a far superior launch system and revamp, and was like gurl nope! So it grenaded itself to get the same treatment with a new launch, hopefully some paint, and landscaping, since the overgrown bamboo everywhere needs some love.

This coaster could be down the rest of the season. Hopefully, it will return modernized since a new coaster is not in the works for the park for 2024 it seems, so this would be a nice opportunity to make an older ride new again. CP can do it, so SF needs to at least put a bit of effort and make people remember this ride alongside Dragster publicity, which will be loud.
 
My best guess for the answer to that question would be ElToroRyans problematic roller coasters video on Kingda Ka. Those videos are very interesting with how in depth they go.
 
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