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    Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    This is crazy stuff. That's enough to keep me off of this ride forevermore!

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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    Not gonna lie, I would be a little freaked out, but not enough to not get back on it.



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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    I agree, it would be a little scary, but it wouldn't keep me off. However, I would want 2 lifetime passes or something, just for yucks.



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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    i was in line for this when this happened.. it was insane!! because it makes this sound for the brake to turn off then its sposed to flip u back right side up.. well it didnt flip.. needless to say we didnt stay in line or go on it..


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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    Mechanical malfunction my arse.........The ride operator was short cash and figured hanging upside down for 5-7 minutes would be plenty of time to drain the pockets of all the riders of coins and green bills and be enough to get enough gas in his car to get him home. He figured people would be to focused on the people stranded upside down to notice him sweeping up his stash on the ground below.........betcha 10 bucks



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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    Is that the ride that has only one purpose - to see how many times they can roll you over with an occassionally working fountain in the middle ?

    Didnt really care for that one because I shifted noticeably in that hard plastic seat everytime it tumbled me or when it hangs you upside down for awhile.



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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    Five to seven minutes of hanging upside down would really start to hurt the head. All the blood rushing to it would make that somewhat painful. If that happened to me, I would want something in return for my long wait upside down


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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    I have been stuck on a roller coaster for an hour at the top of the hill but it was not upside down



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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    I have never been stuck for any significant period of time on any rides... but boy am I glad I missed out on that fun. There was one ride at Adventure World (Not land... this is in Maryland and is now 6 Flags America) called the Iron Eagle - it used to break down... a lot.

    Never been on the ride at Adventure Land but it sounds like the Iron Eagle was similar... except a bit bigger.


    The Seat platform rotates as the ride spins. Or it holds you upside down... (it is a GREAT money collector... especially when at the end of the ride the platform is "right side up" while you're at the top (aka you're upside down, 100' up)

    When it was first installed it had a habit to break down... a lot. Usually upside down, occasionally when the platform was at the top.

    I like rides... I never liked that one. Mostly because back when I rode it, I barely met the 48" height requirement, the Lap bar left a 2-3" gap between my lap and it (so my butt didn't touch the seat most of the ride...) and I was skinny enough that if I tried I probally could have slipped through the shoulder restraint with little trouble... and given it's history of breaking down it always made the end part of that ride all that much scarier as they slowly brought you around the top...


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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    I've never been stuck in a ride, but when we were little my sister and I were forced to stay on a carnival ride that she did not want to stay on. I was probably 10, which would have made her 6. She started crying because she was scared and wanted off. I started yelling at the ride operator (a scuzzy little carnie kid who couldn't have been much older than 16, I thought) that we wanted off but he just kept the ride going. We were the only people on the ride and I knew he could hear us. He just took some sick pleasure in watching a little girl cry on a carnival ride.

    That was the night I learned that carnivals are evil.



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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    The Reggie has video of the malfunction. Good stuff.

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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    Does anyone just see the irony in this being released a day before the Wesley stuff came out? And how this issue could easily be a perfect metaphor for the feelings of Cyclone fans as a result of yesterday?



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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    No fun right there



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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    I've never been stuck in a ride, but when we were little my sister and I were forced to stay on a carnival ride that she did not want to stay on. I was probably 10, which would have made her 6. She started crying because she was scared and wanted off. I started yelling at the ride operator (a scuzzy little carnie kid who couldn't have been much older than 16, I thought) that we wanted off but he just kept the ride going. We were the only people on the ride and I knew he could hear us. He just took some sick pleasure in watching a little girl cry on a carnival ride.

    That was the night I learned that carnivals are evil.
    Did the carnie look something like your avatar?



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    Re: Adventureland ride malfunctions, leaves riders upside down

    People still go to Adventureland?


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