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Zachary

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RE: Le Aeronaut Skyride

I didn't realize until my last visit that, during Illuminights, they actually stop the sky ride so the riders can view the fireworks from a fantastic position. It's such a great idea, and I really hope they keep it going.
 
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RE: Le Aeronaut Skyride

Jackelope said:
I didn't realize until my last visit that, during Illuminights, they actually stop the sky ride so the riders can view the fireworks from a fantastic position. It's such a great idea, and I really hope they keep it going.

They may have stopped it for another reason. We ride it during the fireworks all the time and they've never stopped it before.
 

Pretzel Kaiser

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RE: Le Aeronaut Skyride

Skyrides are the touchiest things in the park when it comes to hitting e-stop. They'll even stop them when kids are climbing on the rocks at LoD.
 

Pretzel Kaiser

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If I remember right, it's the only ride in the park that doesn't need maintenance approval to restart after an e-stop. Might be wrong though.
 
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PzP said:
If I remember right, it's the only ride in the park that doesn't need maintenance approval to restart after an e-stop. Might be wrong though.
DarKastle can restart from an E-Stop as well quite easily.
 
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PzP said:
If I remember right, it's the only ride in the park that doesn't need maintenance approval to restart after an e-stop. Might be wrong though.

Trains... and before anyone says that the trains are not rides, look up in the cab and look at the "Daily Ride Status Report" and the "Virginia Inspected Amusement Device" plaque on the engine, and since the fact that the trains are registered amusement devices (this is why they don't allow beer on the trains), they are not under federal (FRA) regulation. [unnecessary_rant_over/]
 
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Maybe in the stations for safety reasoning. But in the cabs I don't see how they would get the power to run them. Their isn't any visibly battery packs or camera either in the buckets.
 

Pretzel Kaiser

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From what I understand, there are cameras, but that's for maintenance and not to keep an eye on guests.
 
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I was told there are cameras located along the line, not on the buckets, but I was told it was for "other" reasons than maintenance - I know I answered my own questions, but I wanted to see if anyone here could back up what I've heard.
 
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I heard once that someone (an employee) was caught having sex on the sky ride and that is the reason they have cameras on the ride every so often watching the buckets as they go by. Take it how you want to, just heard it as a rumor.
 
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