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If you missed it a power failure at the park left guest syuck on the sky tower for hours yesterday.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/29/us/san-diego-seaworld-ride/index.html
 
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ReggaeInMyJeggae said:
As a San Diego native, I can assure you this is not really news.
So has it happened before? If so how often? I caught the story on the national TV news at 6 and they made it sound unprecedented but I guess it was a slow news day.
 
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Well... To give you an idea. You saw the news cast, but the article you linked to is a year old (read: these are two different instances of the same story because it happens all the time). So, it's not that rare.
 
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ReggaeInMyJeggae said:
Well... To give you an idea. You saw the news cast, but the article you linked to is a year old (read: these are two different instances of the same story because it happens all the time). So, it's not that rare.
Didn't even notice that I just Google searched for a link. I would have thoughto that if it was that common they would have a backup system of some sorts.
 
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^I would love to discuss being stuck on Antarctica. That also sounds like a cool experience, even if only for five minutes. Sky Tower is one of my favorite things to do at SeaWorld. Although I often overlook it for animal experiences and bigger thrills.

Maybe it's obvious, but I find it both funny an infuriating that CNN jumped at the chance to report this. I already thought their vendetta against SeaWorld was agonizingly obvious, but this attempt at bad PR is just sad. It seems like all tower based rides are good targets for this type of a desperate headline. There are too many factors to trigger safety systems.
 
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