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Postby Shavethewhales » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:36 pm

atem122 wrote:^I'm sorry, but shooting and animals just doesnt scream family friendly to me.

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LOL, you've never been to Oklahoma I take it. :lmao: I'm actually surprised none of the midwest parks have such an attraction.

A safari ride-through would work out well for them though.

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Postby atem122 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:38 pm

CreditCrazy wrote:^You wouldn't shoot at the would shoot the people who shoot the animals.

Knowing the way Six Flags is headed, it'd probably be "Hey look an animal, now quick, shoot the Miracle Whip and hair gel before it's too late!"

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Postby CoasterGuy06 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:46 pm

You could always "catch" the animals instead of shooting them.

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Postby MattMattMatt » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:30 pm

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Postby thrillgeek » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:25 pm

Ever since I went to IOA and rode Spiderman I've always said that kind of a ride would be perfect for SFDK. I mean you could be in a car being chased by the animals. There could be fire/water effects and all that too! Awesome idea to me.

Back on topic though......I'm thinking since it says Six Flags Marine World Africa it doesn't have anything to do with the current SFDK.

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NEWS: Three injured at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Postby Airtime&Gravity » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:06 pm

VALLEJO — Three people were injured in a tram accident outside of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Saturday night.

A 34-year-old man suffered a protruding injury to his left leg while a two-year-old girl had a laceration to her stomach, said Bill Tweety, a spokesman with Vallejo Fire.

The third victim, an adult woman, only suffered minor injuries.

Around 9:30 p.m. a tram transporting park guests to the parking lot was hit by a swinging metal gate when a guest inadvertently pushed against it, said Nancy Chan, a Six Flags spokeswoman.

The man was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center while the child was airlifted to Kaiser in Vallejo and later taken to Children's Hospital in Oakland.

Both are believed to be in serious condition, Tweety said.

The Six Flags theme park was open, including the trams, on Sunday.


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Re: NEWS: Three injured at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Postby 808Freq » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:10 pm

Thoughts to the families and that the two in serious condition make full recoveries.

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Re: NEWS: Three injured at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Postby davisal771 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:04 am

My heart goes out to the people that were injured and I hope they make a full recovery. I just don't understand a few things... What kind of swinging metal gate would be that close to tram, and how does "Inadvertently pushing against it" cause this much damage? I'm thinking the guest wasn't "Inadvertently pushing against it"...
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Re: NEWS: Three injured at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Postby Tmcdllr » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:18 am

^not only that but how is it that a guest was "allowed" to open this gate in the first place? I wonder exactly where this gate was? All I can find on the local news here is exactly what was posted, just about every station has exactly the same story....although some say someone and others say it was a guest that pushed this gate. Curious, how does a metal gate pushed by someone, hitting a tram, cause a "protruding injury" to someone? It couldn't have been moving that fast- did they throw it at the tram or something?

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Re: NEWS: Three injured at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Postby CoasterLover » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:18 am

My guess would be that it was one of those roadway gates (like the one below) that are about 8' across and block vehicle access to a particular roadway. One of these could have easily been positioned such that it intersected with the path of a moving tram, but I'm surprised OSHA wouldn't have had some sort of requirement to have a lock for the gate in either the closed and/or the open position to prevent this possibility.



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