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funny part was when i got there(1ish) the front sign said rides not op today-WindSeeker. then i saw peeps on it and when i left at 6ish it no longer said its not operating today :-)

Diamondback was also on that sign at opening, yet it opened around 11:00. Both had been removed from the sign by 3:00 when I went out to my car.

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Is WindSeeker running at KI after the incident with Cedar Point's?

As a rider reported on Screamscape:

“I was one of the unfortunate guests to be stuck on the WindSeeker. We were stuck for over 2hrs. After the ride did its normal spin at the top, a big gust of wind came through and pulled the wires that are attached to the tower away. So when the ride started to descend. the cable got stuck inbetween the spin part and began to be torn apart. Much of the covering was torn off and we watched much plastic pieces falling off. We were stuck for 2hrs at about 200ft in the air."

There are several pictures of the damage:

http://screamscape.com/html/cp_-_waveswinger_3.htm

http://screamscape.com/html/cp_-_waveswinger_1.htm

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Is WindSeeker running at KI after the incident with Cedar Point's?

As a rider reported on Screamscape:

“I was one of the unfortunate guests to be stuck on the WindSeeker. We were stuck for over 2hrs. After the ride did its normal spin at the top, a big gust of wind came through and pulled the wires that are attached to the tower away. So when the ride started to descend. the cable got stuck inbetween the spin part and began to be torn apart. Much of the covering was torn off and we watched much plastic pieces falling off. We were stuck for 2hrs at about 200ft in the air."

There are several pictures of the damage:

http://screamscape.c...veswinger_3.htm

http://screamscape.c...veswinger_1.htm

Wow, seems like more trouble is coming for the WindSeekers. It is disappointing to see how this prototype, which was built to withstand higher wind speeds than the starfliers, has so much trouble with the wind.

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WOW...that is some NASTY damage to CP WindSeeker...this ride (the damaged one) will not be open again for some time (1 month+) as I see an expensive repair that will need to be made...(Kings Island WindSeeker is, according to webcam, still open)

With all these problems, I am beginning to wonder if WindSeeker will still be around at any CF park within 10-15 years...yikes...

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Chalk it up as bad luck.

I think there is a lot more than bad luck going on with the WindSeekers,

Then what is it with the prototype ride?

pro·to·type/ˈprōtəˌtīp/

Noun: A first or preliminary model of something, esp. a machine, from which other forms are developed or copied.

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Is WindSeeker running at KI after the incident with Cedar Point's?

As a rider reported on Screamscape:

“I was one of the unfortunate guests to be stuck on the WindSeeker. We were stuck for over 2hrs. After the ride did its normal spin at the top, a big gust of wind came through and pulled the wires that are attached to the tower away. So when the ride started to descend. the cable got stuck inbetween the spin part and began to be torn apart. Much of the covering was torn off and we watched much plastic pieces falling off. We were stuck for 2hrs at about 200ft in the air."

There are several pictures of the damage:

http://screamscape.c...veswinger_3.htm

http://screamscape.c...veswinger_1.htm

Wow, seems like more trouble is coming for the WindSeekers. It is disappointing to see how this prototype, which was built to withstand higher wind speeds than the starfliers, has so much trouble with the wind.

I would have liked to see how they got all the riders safely down. I guess it wouldn't have been smart to video it, just in case.

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Update on CP WindSeeker, according to Screamscape- it's back open, and far sooner than I thought (Yep, I admit I was wrong)...I honestly thought that broken cable would take much, much longer to fix...perhaps WindSeeker may not be Crypt 2.0 x6, after all...and will still exist 10 years from now.

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http://www.screamscape.com/html/cedar_point.htm

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