AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
Valleyfair is a theme park in Shakopee, Minnesota, which is just southwest of MSP. The Wild Thing roller coaster broke apart and derailed around 4 PM on Sunday. Seventeen people were transported to hospital. Fortunately, it derailed onto a catwalk next to the track near the end of the ride. If it would have derailed elsewhere on the track things would have been very tragic.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1629 times:
Hmm, what will KDWB do this year then? They usually do a Wild Thing marathon where they fill the train with contestants, who then will ride the thing non-stop (pretty much) until there is only one left. Winner usually gets a car.
Rolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1796 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1627 times:
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 4): Hmm, what will KDWB do this year then? They usually do a Wild Thing marathon where they fill the train with contestants, who then will ride the thing non-stop (pretty much) until there is only one left. Winner usually gets a car.
Yeah, some people give up early, while others will sit there just to be the last one. They usually tempt people to get off as well. Like when there's three people left, they'll give $1500 to whoever gets off the ride. And random prices throughout.
This doesn't mean the parks rides aren't safe at all. It's a freak accident cause by unknown reasons.. Most modern roller coasters have protection against derailing such as a backup lock that prevents the coaster from going anywhere in the event that it somehow becomes derailed.
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1553 times:
Glad to hear no one was killed outright - hope those hospitalized recover quickly. Scary stuff, but its not going to keep me from Great America this weekend! We went to Marine World two weeks ago and I fell in love w/ roller coasters all over again!
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