The car doesn't have to fly off the track in a ball of flames to technically be considered a derailment. (Though would be cool to watch ) There's only a few millimeters of clearance for the LSMs/LIMs along the underside of the car. A simple wheel de-lamination (Polyurethane partially or completely comes off of the wheel hub) will cause the car to shift enough to where it will make contact with the LIMs/LSMs.
Also, as Joey said, a LIM/LSM mis-fire will cause the car to shift suddenly which may have been root cause of issue as well.
Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park announced Thursday the addition of a new 7-story thrill ride that will debut this season.
Slated to open in May, the Brain Drain is a 360-degree steel loop that sends thrill seekers forwards, backwards and upside-down.
Marketing director Tracy Durham said it's the first new thrill ride at the 124-year-old park in a decade.
"Guests can let their hair fly as they shuttle back and forth with suspense before wildly looping seven stories in the air," Durham stated in a news release announcing the new ride. "With back to back seats facing either direction, each ride on Brain Drain is a unique experience with great views of the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains."
Elitch Gardens is scheduled to open for the season on May 3. Season pass holders will have an early chance to ride Brain Drain on May 2.
Last edited by larrygator on Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:15 pm.
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Personally, I think Elitch should get something better than a Ring of Fire that is usually found at Carnivals. But hey, any new ride is good for the park and I do think that they're fun rides. Hope this works out well for them.
The parks building Ring of Fire's are starting to add up. Some have been portable, (Clemeton, Wild Waves, Castle Park, Cliff's AP) but others are putting in ground-mounts: Galveston Pleasure Pier and Elitch. Larson is really making a name for itself in the parks now with the drop towers and Flying Scooters as well.
Personally, I think a more interesting ride with higher capacity is a 2-Sweep Zamperla Hawk (think: Kennywoods Aero 360)
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