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It sounds like today is just not going to plan for the park. Wishing all the best for CP. I'm sure things will get ironed out. It's just opening day jitters.

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I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

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Take a look at this picture, it looks like the train was pushed up a full row or two, it's clearly not in line with the loading gates. Hope no one was hurt. DcdDZJfU8AAbmbt?format=jpg&name=medium

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I'm sure things will get ironed out. It's just opening day jitters.

 

Yeah, no.

 

Wicked Twister and Maxair not being ready for the season is opening day jitters. Rides opening and closing a lot with small mechanical issues is opening day jitters. Having 2 trains plow into eachother with riders on board on your brand new ride causing visible damage to the trains is not "just opening day jitters".

 

Having 2 coaster trains bump with riders on board on a beautiful sunny day is basically unheard of in modern times in the amusement industry. I'm sure they'll look into this further, but if it turns out that this wasn't operator error then this is pretty much unprecedented.

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I'm sure things will get ironed out. It's just opening day jitters.

 

Yeah, no.

 

Wicked Twister and Maxair not being ready for the season is opening day jitters. Rides opening and closing a lot with small mechanical issues is opening day jitters. Having 2 trains plow into eachother with riders on board on your brand new ride causing visible damage to the trains and track is not "just opening day jitters".

 

Having 2 coaster trains bump with riders on board on a beautiful sunny day is basically unheard of in modern times in the amusement industry. I'm sure they'll look into this further, but if it turns out that this wasn't operator error then this is pretty much unprecedented.

 

I will be curious to see if this was operator error or if it was something mechanical. Like I said prior was this the first time they ran three trains while trying to do full operations with lines of 5 hours.

I will be at CP two weeks from today. I get late Saturday through Tuesday. I was really looking for to Tuesday night and the ERT for SV because I am platinum. Just hoping that they get things figured out by then and that no one was hurt today.

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I'm sure things will get ironed out. It's just opening day jitters.

 

Yeah, no.

 

Wicked Twister and Maxair not being ready for the season is opening day jitters. Rides opening and closing a lot with small mechanical issues is opening day jitters. Having 2 trains plow into eachother with riders on board on your brand new ride causing visible damage to the trains and track is not "just opening day jitters".

 

Having 2 coaster trains bump with riders on board on a beautiful sunny day is basically unheard of in modern times in the amusement industry. I'm sure they'll look into this further, but if it turns out that this wasn't operator error then this is pretty much unprecedented.

 

I will be curious to see if this was operator error or if it was something mechanical. Like I said prior was this the first time they ran three trains while trying to do full operations with lines of 5 hours.

I will be at CP two weeks from today. I get late Saturday through Tuesday. I was really looking for to Tuesday night and the ERT for SV because I am platinum. Just hoping that they get things figured out by then and that no one was hurt today.

 

I know Twisted Timbers was having sensor issues on the brake run, wouldn't be surprised if there is a somewhat similar situation here.

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The park has been terrible today, honestly. Almost all coasters have been closed and so many food locations are closed. Disappointed that I chose to go today.

They are never fully staffed, and they are always finishing new hire training on every opening day. That's why they officially call this "preview weekend"

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I have a friend there that was in the station waiting when it happened. He says that the train in the station got hit by the incoming train at speeds of 5-10 mph. There was damage to both trains and the track. It hit at such force, that it pushed the train in the station up about 4 feet.

 

The line was emptied out, and ems was called. He did not see any serious injuries. Staff is telling people that the ride is closed indefinitely.

 

Not looking good! I'm glad there was no serious injuries, and hope they can get the ride back up and running soon.

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Was there really damage to the trains and track?
I have a tough time believing the track, itself is damaged. Maybe something with the breaks. I can believe the train my be impacted. Imagine they get this figured but they can't operate 2 of the 3 trains.
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I'm sure things will get ironed out. It's just opening day jitters.

 

Yeah, no.

 

Wicked Twister and Maxair not being ready for the season is opening day jitters. Rides opening and closing a lot with small mechanical issues is opening day jitters. Having 2 trains plow into eachother with riders on board on your brand new ride causing visible damage to the trains and track is not "just opening day jitters".

 

Having 2 coaster trains bump with riders on board on a beautiful sunny day is basically unheard of in modern times in the amusement industry. I'm sure they'll look into this further, but if it turns out that this wasn't operator error then this is pretty much unprecedented.

 

 

That’s fair and I stand corrected.

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I'd like to correct my last post, I was mistaken, this is the company I was referring to that was working on brakes/sensors and similar things and they do in fact have experience, although they appear to have worked on Twisted Timbers also...probably very similar issues with the break run.

 

http://irvineondrey.com/

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I know Twisted Timbers was having sensor issues on the break run

 

I have a tough time believing the track, itself is damaged. Maybe something with the breaks.

 

this is the company I was referring to that was working on breaks/sensors

 

PSA: Brake is what stops the ride, break is what happened to the ride today.

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I know Twisted Timbers was having sensor issues on the break run

 

I have a tough time believing the track, itself is damaged. Maybe something with the breaks.

 

this is the company I was referring to that was working on breaks/sensors

 

PSA: Brake is what stops the ride, break is what happened to the ride today.

 

You're absolutely right, sorry. I'm also going as fast as I can here because I'm on BREAK at work and only have a few minutes.

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Twitter users are enraged today, obviously no one expected this to happen. It is opening weekend so hiccups and low staffing is to be expected. Not sure why people expected the operations of July 4th or anything.

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Not my picture, but you can see where the trains collided.

 

 

on a butt?

 

 

 

I mean, a good butt has stopped me in my tracks. . .but that could just be me.

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I'm also going as fast as I can here because I'm on BREAK at work and only have a few minutes.

 

Uhhh... what's the rush? The ride broke and now its shut down indefinitely. Can everyone kick back and just chill the eff out for a bit? No one here has any idea what actually happened, and we may not even find out. Could be mechanical to operator error to anything in between. It hasn't been two hours and already the keyboard engineers have shown up with the rampant and baseless speculation.

 

Also shout out to everyone that actually went to Cedar Point on opening day, and then came here to complain about it. You guys haven't let me down. Seriously though, have you all learned nothing from this forum?

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