Liseberg Discussion Thread

Pg 272: Valkyria Construction Tour
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Non-German Tom
User avatar
Posts: 3155
Joined: 17 Feb 2005
Location: Manchester, England
Gender: Male
Age: 34

Postby Shockwave » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:07 am

Hopefully Stan Checketts Hill will divert most of the noise away from the apartments on the other side. These rides are quite noisy close up, but Liseberg will have thought about this long and hard considering all the issues they've had with noisy rides.

You'll get a great view looking down on Lisebergbanan from the top of the swings.

Donkey eat mullet pump.
User avatar
Posts: 446
Joined: 26 Jul 2005
Location: Clearwater Florida, U.S.A.
Gender: Male
Age: 51

NEWS: Woman seriously injured in Liseberg accident

Postby Johnny Upsidedown » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:06 pm

Woman tries to stop the boat at top of hill and falls out then gets hit by another boat. What are people thinking. ... e=20061008

A woman in her 30s suffered 'very serious head injuries' in an accident at the Liseberg amusement park on Sunday afternoon. The accident occured just after 3pm on the popular 'Flumeride' attraction."Her condition is very serious," said Ann-Christine Andersson at the Sahlgrenska university hospital to TT.

The ride consists of mock log boats which surf along on a water channel. The accident happened on the final steep slope, which has a drop of 14 metres. Two women and a child were in the affected boat.

"The witnesses, including the staff on the ride, saw how the women tried to keep the boat still at the top, just before the drop, by holding on to the railings on the track there. Then the boat went down and one woman was left holding on to the railings," said Liseberg's head of marketing Pelle Johannisson.

The woman appears to have panicked at the top of the slope and tried to climb out. Why the boat continued despite the fact that she was holding on is still unclear, but it could be that the water pressure was too great or that the boat was hit by another one from behind.

"The the woman herself went down in the channel, apparently feet first, down into the pool at the end of the Flumeride," said Johannisson. He added that the woman was then hit by at least one boat.

According to Liseberg, the emergency services were swiftly at the scene of the accident. An investigation will be expected to reveal how the boats could have been stopped. An operator has an emergency stop button, which was used in the incident.

"There are two brakes. But then it also depends on where the boats are in relation to the brakes," said Bo Larsson, head of operations at Liseberg. Sunday was the last day of Liseberg's summer season, but it is not the first accident this year.

On July 15th some 20 people were slightly injured when a rollercoaster slid backwards on a hill and crashed into another carriage at the start point. Then at the beginning of September a small flagpole fell over, hitting a man on the head and causing mild injuries.

The Flumeride was built in 1973 and is one of the most popular attractions at Liseberg. Each log boat has room for four or five people.
Johnny Roller Coaster Website with Roller coaster related: events, trip reports and construction photos.
Manta Construction

Jolly jolly jolly jolly jolly
Posts: 7305
Joined: 02 Aug 2005
Location: Manchester, England
Gender: Female
Age: 33

Postby Louise » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:21 pm

LOL, I can't wait until Nicole sees this thread... I believe she described this flume as the second scariest flume on the UK trip... Although that had nothing to do with the ride itself I don't think.

Non-German Tom
User avatar
Posts: 3155
Joined: 17 Feb 2005
Location: Manchester, England
Gender: Male
Age: 34

Postby Shockwave » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:35 pm

^She did have Robb sitting in front of her! :P

Not a good year for Liseberg, but what this woman was doing sounds a bit silly.

That Conceited Jerk
Posts: 1192
Joined: 23 May 2006
Location: Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 25

Postby Calaway Park » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:42 pm

I find it kind of funny that the reason she tried to stop the boat was so she wouldn't get hurt, yet because she stopped the boat, that's the reason she got hurt...

Only 1/2 CP fanboy
User avatar
Posts: 1510
Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Location: Columbia, Missouri <Stuck between WOF and SFStL>
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Postby CP_RULES » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:54 pm

I dont understand why some people act just plain stupid. Why would you be trying to stop the boat at the top of the hill when you know that eventually your going to have to go down one way or another? I dont understand. Im sorry that she got hurt, but Im not sorry it happened, it was her fault.

EDIT- 750th POST!!
-Justin Seabaugh -Official Brake Fanboy

the ghost seems to think there is a "Donkey Fairy"
Posts: 478
Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Location: New Orleans, LA
Gender: Male
Age: 56

Postby calcajun » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:44 pm

Sometimes there are people who get so frightened that they don't realize how dangerous and deadly thier action is.
Last season at SFNO a parent worked herself and child out of the restraint on wild mouse and jumped out near the top of the lift. Course they would have been safe if they stayed in the car and rode. Thank GAWD i did not have to experience an accident that day!

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
Posts: 2781
Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Location: Israel
Gender: Male
Age: 29

Postby FLIPDUDE » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:59 pm

It's definately water pressure that kept the car going. I once tried to stop a log flume boat. talk about streinous exrecise! those htings put up alot more of a fight than it looks!

User avatar
Posts: 1896
Joined: 11 Mar 2005
Location: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Age: 33

Postby Stitch » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:04 pm

Throw some OTSRs on the log, all will be well :lmao:
I don't post here enough to warrant a signature.

Site Admin
User avatar
Posts: 33084
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Swimming in the Ocean
Gender: Female
Age: 37

Postby SharkTums » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:51 pm

If Nicole and I didn't try to jump out when we saw our impending doom on that flume, no one should! :shockr:

Sad to see this accident, but at the same time it's almost reassuring to see that Sweden has morons just like we do in the States!


Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 2 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.