Magic Springs X Coaster gets stuck upside down...X coaster at Magic Springs with 12 ppl on board gets stuck upside down for 30 min.
From Adrienne McDonaldMagic Springs X Coaster gets stuck upside down in the inversion for 30 min due to a power outage. No one was seriously injured but a man ended up going to the emergency room complaining of neck pain & headache, he also threw up after being rescued. There were 12 riders upside-down for 30 min. while workers worked to rescue. Apparantly a fuse blew out Saturday evening at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls that affected other rides too.
Posted June 12, 2007 at 11:22 AM
The X-Coaster's two cars were at the top of the inversion hanging upside down until the passengers could be brought down safetly.
Thank goodness no one was hurt. I wonder what kind of restraints are on the X coaster.
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From Dustin KernOver the shoulder. Picture a refular inverted coaster (where you hang beneath the track with your feet hanging), it's exactly the same except that you sit on the side of the track instead of below or above it.
Posted June 13, 2007 at 12:58 AM
From Dustin KernSorry, I was confused about the actual coaster. This coaster only has a lap restraint.
Posted June 13, 2007 at 5:43 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldYeah, I found a video after I posted this & saw that it was only a lap retraint. Kinda stupid for this type of coaster, I'm very surprised that no one in the front car fell out. (The photo showed the second car still vertical so they were ok so to speak).
Posted June 13, 2007 at 9:08 PM
From Greg MillsThe lap restraints are JUST BARELY adequate...thanks to good ol' human anatomy and physics, the upside-down riders were never in any danger, but you still have to realize that now, people are going to be seriously concerned about riding that ride for fear of this happening again. One way to improve it would be for them to add over-the-shoulder restraints.
Posted June 14, 2007 at 3:34 AM
However, the ride itself is still extremely safe. Breakdowns occur all the time and very, VERY rarely are they ever actually fatal.
From Adrienne McDonaldThanx Greg for the info! They could have some like Manhatten Express has at NY NY hotel/casino or like Screamin' Squirrel has. They have lap bars & just mini-shoulder restraints. That would work & be less contrictive but would be good enuf to make me feel more secure.
Posted June 18, 2007 at 9:09 PM
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