No dude, it isn't. I just got off talking to one of my friends who went to Valleyfair! today, and he said what the news said. So no. I don't think the news is lying.
I looked up to The Wild Thing.....from the ground. Only why were people running away? I would have videotaped the whole thing. I don't care, I'm going to ride The Wild Thing a million times after it opens again (I'm going to guess it'll be another couple of months before it opens again).
I have just heard that yesterday, that they were having problems yesterday with The Wild Thing as well. The computerized safety sensors shut it down twice, but found no problems. They also checked the ride at 2:43 P.M., an hour and a half, before the ride crashed.
Jeezus Juice wrote:So the ride finally got some airtime then? . . . What? Too soon?
OK Sorry about that.
If they were having problems the night before, it sounds like the inevitible lawsuit will have teeth.
For the 6th car to derail as thoroughly as it did, and partially derail the 5th car, is pretty catastrophic failure of the train. Are these trailered trains? If so, then it's just really bad. If not, then it's even worse!
I have to agree that all the Morgan 'hypers' need a good examination before operating tomorrow, if even that soon. X-ray those trains, before something worse happens.
Man... I feel really bad for the people involved...
That is an incredible failure. That level of failure shouldn't happen. I don't know it seems that the Morgan trains have a serious problem.
I'm just amazed because it really looks like the final car managed to lose the full wheel assembly(were the bogies left behind?). How is that even possible? It really seems like anything that would have caused a catastrophic failure like that should have been picked up.
BTW does anyone know how Morgan trains are arranged? It doesn't look to be trailered. It looks like they are independent... Is that correct? That would mean 3 bogies at least... Scary indeed.
Does this mean they all have the ability to just randomly fail. I guess i wont be riding any morgan hypers any time soon, not that im a get a chance to in the near future. I hope all those people heal up all nice and good to ride a coaster another day.
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