These people aren’t moving. Millennium Force.
(Note to self: Never ever EVER.)
brian stouder said on August 15, 2008 at 2:16 pm
that stuck ride looks like the McCain campaign train
Julie Robinson said on August 15, 2008 at 3:17 pm
What, no “pictures of the tattoos and pudge on the midway”? I haven’t seen enough of either lately.
Gasman said on August 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm
THAT is why I won’t get on one of those damn things – even at gunpoint.
joodyb said on August 15, 2008 at 3:52 pm
omg omg omg
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on August 15, 2008 at 4:23 pm
Ratchets and pawls, people, stay calm. It can’t go backwards even when they’d like to. It’s forward, or stuck.
Of course, they say that on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway as to why you are so incredibly safe, then add as a further precaution, there are two massive springs at the foot of the mountain in case all those pawls break off . . .
Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs (much groaning ensues).
Dexter said on August 15, 2008 at 5:22 pm
I just spent 90 minutes in the dentist’s chair…doc said he should hand out “I survived the dentist!” pins because he said he really had to pick on me today. I have my phobias, I told him, but dental visits are not on that list. “Good”, he said.
I never have been stuck on a coaster, just atop a Ferris Wheel one time, for about 20 minutes. I was getting a bit skeeved-out when it moved again.
I got stuck in an Indiana U dorm elevator once when we severely overloaded it. Everybody was drunk , Maw nature was screaming, and after a half hour it jolted back into action.
The longest traffic jam for me was a stop- and -go -mess from Candlestick Park, north on The Bayshore 101, all the way to San Jose. Six freakin’ hours! I was used to highballing that segment at 80 mph. Not that day.
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on August 15, 2008 at 5:49 pm
Do you know another way to San Jose?
joodyb said on August 15, 2008 at 6:08 pm
it’s that breaking-off part, right? i mean, i’ve seen these guys on tv, sure, but who does the every-scenario actual weight/elevation/gravity testing? how many ounces over counts?
nancy’s right. one too many AP-COASTER DEATH slugs in career.
derwood said on August 16, 2008 at 3:50 pm
Goin on the rolly rides is safer then riding your bike!
I’ve been stuck a few times never for an extended period of time. the only time I ever had to get out and climb down was a ride at Opryland…many many years ago.
Did you get to witness any rollbacks on Top Thrill Dragster…they let you roll back into the starting spot and shoot you up again. Cool stuff.
Amy W said on August 17, 2008 at 9:25 pm
My daughter went with a friend and her mother to CP several years ago, right when Millenium Force opened. They waited THREE HOURS to ride it.
At the last minute, the friend chickened out. After THREE HOURS.
(My daughter didn’t. “loved it.” Chacun a son gout or whatever – both for the ride and the wait. More the wait, I think.)
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