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Today, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Flight of Fear roller coaster was shut down after smoke was detected inside the ride. Kings Island emergency personnel responded quickly and guests were safely e

Under control is what they want you to think. The aliens got out of stasis.

From : http://rcdb.com/544.htm#p=986

I'm going to guess it was the motor for the air conditioners/ air handlers. I would assume the motors for the LIMS or other mechanical parts of the ride are far enough removed from the general public, that unless the smoke spread quickly, people could easily move away while smoke produced from the motor on an air handler would mix with the supply air to the space and quickly spread down to the people waiting inside. That said, its just a guess, we'll see what KI says.

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Aliens? What, some UFO hovered in over FOF and fired its mysterious, blue laser at it? B)

My avatar pleads the (galactic) Fifth Amendment!

This sounds like a job for the Executive U.F.O. Hunter...........

Que the X-Files theme!

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Today, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Flight of Fear roller coaster was shut down after smoke was detected inside the ride. Kings Island emergency personnel responded quickly and guests were safely evacuated from the ride and returned to the park. Initial investigations indicate the smoke was caused by an overheated motor. As always, the safety of our guests and associates remains our number one priority.

Thanks Don! Will the ride re-open today?

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Thanks Don! Will the ride re-open today?

Probably not.

It is not impossible to re-open today, but it is highly unlikely.

There is wiring to/ from the motor most likely burned which will need replaced & the motor most likely needs replaced which will take time to do if one is on hand.

I would expect FoF to be down for at least a week.

In addition: it is also likely FoF will need another testing period required by DoA.

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Today, at approximately 2:40 p.m., the Flight of Fear roller coaster was shut down after smoke was detected inside the ride. Kings Island emergency personnel responded quickly and guests were safely evacuated from the ride and returned to the park. Initial investigations indicate the smoke was caused by an overheated motor. As always, the safety of our guests and associates remains our number one priority.

Thanks for the official word, Don.

Glad this wasn't a "major" incident and no one got hurt. From what I've heard, things were handled very professionally.

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Who cares when it reopens so long as everyone is safe and proper procedures are followed?

Harsh much?

You're allowed to feel sympathy for the victims while also wondering when the ride will open. Wondering about one doesn't negate the other.

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Posting the WCPO link again because it's been updated with new information: http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/warren-county/mason/report-kings-island-flight-of-fear-indoor-roller-coaster-catches-fire

According to the eyewitness in the video, the smoke was coming from a short distance down the track from the station.

This makes it sound like it was an LIM Motor.

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Love WCPO's Story. I'm pretty sure FOF has been FOF since 2000. Not 2006.

I believe it was 2001 when the name was changed to just Flight of Fear the same year the OSR were removed and lap bars appeared.

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