I have seen something like that at least a few times - with Sidewinder in Hersheypark valleying to the late Two-Face in Six Flags America valleying and to the even late Hypersonic XLC in Kings Dominion that didn't make it over the top. Even though safety protocols are in place; still, seeing something like that can freak out some riders and cause some of them to quickly exit the line and head over to a safer ride, like the carousel. Even being stuck on the lift hill of a coaster can cause some people to think they are going to die when all they're doing is just standing still. Now I've never been stuck in a "valley" position before, but I've been on several coasters in which the train stopped on the lift hill just for a few seconds before the motor kicks on and the chain begins moving once more.
As for the report, and knowing that I will be visiting Six Flags St. Louis in a couple weeks, I'm glad that nobody was hurt and the coaster wasn't damaged. The only cause was that the power went off during the ride. Since I want to ride Mr. Freeze when I get there ( not to mention the other rides such as Xcaliber and Shazam!
), I'm hoping the ride is operating when I get there and also hoping the power doesn't quit when I'm riding it.
One last thing: what ride from Six Flags over Texas is rumored to take the place of Tidal Wave for next year? I've got a better question: what about the Water Street Cab Company (i.e. the bumper cars
)? I heard that attraction is being moved out, so the question is will they place it in a new area ( that will have a much better station
) or will they take it out completely? If those bumper cars are part of the ride roatation system, then I don't know any Six Flags park that could use the bumper cars. Does Six Flags over Texas even have the bumper cars? How this for a trade, St. Louis gets Flashback and Texas gets the bumper cars? Oh what a trade! "I'm think about a trade myself: to someone you wants to sleep with me all the time!"