Coaster stuck at Six Flags America, Maryland.
Item in the Guardian about The Joker getting stuck part way round
I won't ask if anyone knows "what went wrong", because obviously what was supposed to happen went right - the system detected some anomaly and safely stopped the ride.
But that does beg the question as to why the safety shutdown triggered... Anyone have any ideas?
It wasn't a shut-down in the purest sense of the word, the coaster valleyed. I was not in the park yesterday (almost went though), but have ridden Joker's Jinx many many times. There are no trims or other brakes on the coaster once you pass through the launch tunnel (unlike clones Flight of Fear (KD and KI) and Poltergeist (SFFT) that have MCBRs before entering the heart of the spaghetti bowl), there's nothing to slow the train until it reaches the final break run.
Of all the things for which to beat those one in a million odds....
Would we say, then, that the Joker "jinxed" that ride? (Okay, sorry... I just had to.)
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