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Postby rollermonkey » Mon May 22, 2006 12:37 am

I'm just glad that there are only four Morgan's in the world I haven't ridden and one of those is a family coaster and two are ones I'm not likely to actually ride.

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Postby tsmcdon » Mon May 22, 2006 4:07 am

My family and I were in line for Wild Thing when this happened. We were at the entrance to the station but did not see what happened. We heard the normal really loud clicking noise when the train comes into the brake run and then a loud metal screeching noise. They immediately emptied the station and lines. Earlier in the day we got in line to ride and they stopped the ride for about 15 minutes. I do not know why it was stopped though.

This was only the second year my daughter (she is 16) would ride roller coasters and know she is questioning this. She did ride High Roller after this happened but she was really nervous.

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Postby astroworldfan » Mon May 22, 2006 4:39 am

How are the 17 people doing? Any updates?

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Postby N'at Man » Mon May 22, 2006 4:58 am

I'd have to imagine that Phantom's Revenge would not be impacted by any potential Morgan wide shut down since it runs on Arrow chassis. Just a guess.
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Postby slick » Mon May 22, 2006 6:03 am

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=125295

I love it how in that video on the site when they say "undergoes rigorous daily testing" they show a video of a vomitron as if they're "testing the passengers" and not the ride.
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Postby DenDen » Mon May 22, 2006 6:48 am

N'at Man wrote:I'd have to imagine that Phantom's Revenge would not be impacted by any potential Morgan wide shut down since it runs on Arrow chassis. Just a guess.


That would be correct, unless Morgan is supplying replacement parts.

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Postby Rastuso » Mon May 22, 2006 7:47 am

How many days has the park been opened this season? Thier maintenance department sucks pretty bad if they can't find something this bad during the off-season inspections. This is an unimaginable failure.

Even Mindbender was actually a design issue, not a metal failure, wasn't it?

I never thought much of Morgans anyway, and once was enough for me on Wild Thing last year.

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Postby MonkeyPants » Mon May 22, 2006 7:51 am

Wow! Hope those riders are ok!
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In this pic it looks like the wheel assemblies are missing...

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Postby Cerberus » Mon May 22, 2006 8:16 am

Morgan is the coaster division of Chance Rides, isn't it?

The same company that is renowned for snapping parts on other rides, such as the infamous Chaos...

Scary lucky that these accidents keep occuring on the very last parts of the coaster's journey. It would have been pretty final if the mechanics gave way at the highest/fastest points of the ride :omg:

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Postby SharkTums » Mon May 22, 2006 9:44 am

Yeah, looking more and more at these pictures it's hard to believe what a giant failure this was!

Wheels gone, undercarriage gone, uncoupled cars, this is crazy!

Like Rastus said, this will get interesting. If this is a metal fatigue, equipment failure type thing that could have happened ANYWHERE on the circuit, wow these people really lucked out. If this happened because of a braking issue, that is yet another failure to add to the ride!

Very creepy indeed.

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