According to the description, they “added 5 years’ worth of wear & tear to the coaster in an hour”…This footage is legendary. The ride op was having the time of his life, as were the coaster group right there.
I wonder if anything happened to the employee besides getting the sack (being sued by the park, having to pay for repairs, etc.)
Yeah, that I read. I was wondering about the ride op himself. I'd imagine that an employee putting the safety of the roller coaster and riders at risk running the ride improperly surely could lead to something more severe than getting fired.According to the description, they “added 5 years’ worth of wear & tear to the coaster in an hour”…
Yeah, plus this is America. The idea of that operator being sued for all the maintenance costs for the next decade or so is totally believable.I'd imagine that an employee putting the safety of the roller coaster and riders at risk running the ride improperly surely could lead to something more severe than getting fired.
The Rotary Jungle Mouse was extremely unique in that the entire roller coaster rotated on a turntable around a stationary lift hill, working like a inside-out spiral lift hill.
I've had a few big WTF moments during my research over the years. This is probably the biggest one. It's just insane but so cool.
You were right. it took 2 years and 6 months before they opened this https://rcdb.com/19431.htmIt's only a matter of time before Golden Horse attempts a swing launch...
What's Duane's reasoning for not including it in the database? The fact that it was used as a transport ride as well? From purely the mechanical point of view, I don't see it being much different than the old switchback railways from the late 19th century that could be boarded at either side.shuttle coaster you can board at both ends and use as a transport ride (its not currently on the RCDB because of this although ive pleaded my case that its a cred again today).
Is this not the track underneath heading off the frame?How do i know its an S-bend? Well that arrow in the image above is roughly where this image below was taken. (Whatever that box is next to the carousel in the above image is gone but the carousel matches up nicely) And this is the only place this image could match up.
This would seem like the Occam's Razor answer to me. It's hard to tell from the picture, but I wonder if it was just a bench seat so you could sit with your legs either way (or seats running parallel to the track and you straddle them).What you may notice from these images is that both stations were on an incline. I would love to know how that worked since you cant incline the seats to compensate as theres a station at either end at opposite angles. If you look at the 2nd image in this post everyone is sat facing one way so i tentatively conclude you could sit either way on any seat?