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Posts posted by mudvayneimn

  1. I went to the park today for the first time since DB was announced and construction really picked up and I was suprised at how tall the brake run starts out. I only wish I was in the area to see them lift the track, I was too busy grabbing a quick ride after watching a mass exodus of the Firehawk queue because of a "major" technical issue that might take a very long time to fix (all of about 15 min). Those pictures are great!

  2. Well there have been allusions already made about this, but heres some more.

    Think tallest attraction in park and also wasnt there a ride for sale that no longer is, but no confirmation of if it sold or not?

    Not sure If I'm catching the drift but are you referring to Hypersonic???

    I have to say it's either going to be a Drop Tower or a water ride not made for Splahin' Safari.

  3. I too am very interested in knowing how this happened. Some of the videos on local news stations show people working around car three which faces the waterpark. The piece of blue hardware that attaches to the cable and lifts the car up can be seen clearly in the video for cars 2-4 at the top of the tower. The side of the tower with cars 1 and 5 cannot be seen.

    If my memory serves me right there is only one cable attached to the blue piece of hardware. One would assume from these observations that the cable did not snap or atleast did not snap completely.

    What are everyone thoughts?

    Eye witnesses as well as pictures confirmed that a cable snapped in two.

    Upstop, the rides brakes are magnetic and can only fail in the event of the Earth's magnetic poles switching. There are cables that bring the car up to the top of the tower, an most likely, the cable that snapped was on the same vehicle. Those cables are under intense tension and if it snapped, it is highly probable that the cable shot down underneath the car and unfortunately came in contact with the young girl. With regards to DZ at KI, if any of the cables did snap, the seats are far enough away to more than likely not come into contact with it. I don't remember if someone asked on this site if DZ's ride vehicle is further away because of this potential risk but that isn't the reason. It is like that to be able to hold more passengers. This is a true freak accident that was way beyond "worst case scenario". Even preparing for a cable snap during design cannot predict the violent behavior of something under such high tension. This is very tragic and the girl and her family, as well as the many witnesses including the ride operators, need our prayers.

  4. Scary world we live in and yet there are more dangerous sickos out there than you think.I hate to hear news like this I'm just glad I feel safe when I visit Disney World,Universal,IOA,Kings Island,Sea World.

    Trust me, Disney, Universal, and the like don't escape from dumb people wanting attention. I really don't get too worked up about stuff like this. Sure it's unsettling to hear about, but that won't stop me from venturing out to parks the next day. I choose not to live in fear and if something does happen when I'm in the wrong spot at the wrong time, atleast I was out there, not worrying about something going wrong at the time. :lol:

  5. I haven't been to SFKK since summer of last year (i worked there) but from what I've heard, the park really looks good and is becoming very respectable. I love the enthusiasm of the new GM, he will go so far as to give helpful tips and information on coaster forums. I really like the direction the park is taking.

    In terms of ride heights, SFKK can build up to around 200 ft in some parts of the park. They used to have a Sling Shot ride a couple of years back, and the ball would reach somewhere around 240-60 ft. Everytime it launched past 200ft high a blip on the airports radar would appear so they ended up removing it and it was supposed to go to SFNE, but they didn't get approval. If SFKK wanted a coaster with a drop of 180+ ft, they could do it. Never forget about trenches/tunnels. ;)

  6. ^^Actually what you are seeing is the spaces that X-Flight went around. You can see that where the coaster actually was is still dirt. It's a shock to see two coaster's go from a park in one season, even if it does bring one closer my way. Hopefully this will turn the park back towards it's glory days.

  7. The one thing I do not like about the first couple of weeks after a tragedy is that the media jumps on every little story that talks about someone doing something similiar. And people try to capitalize on it too. One thing I noticed is that the day or two after the VT shooting, there were news story's everywhere about bomb threats at colleges. Even though those aren't very common, I'm sure they happen pretty much all throughout the year. But they rarely make the news, except for recently. I feel like all of this reporting takes away from what actually happened and with all of this reporting people begin to get tired of hearing about it and that's how events like the VT massacre slips to the back of everyone's minds.

  8. Starting out, the ride was red, a light one (to be exact, coral red) but still distinguishably red. It just happened to fade faster since it was a lighter and so you get a bunch of pinkish looking pics of the track. Anyway if you want a major coaster with pink track in America, all you have to do is look at X. Although some might claim it is purple.

    Anyway, when I first heard the name Firehawk, I pictured neon orange, or keeping it green. Oh well, at least it isn't that horrid primer color.

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