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This opens up the door for many MORE frivolous lawsuits. Next will be some tool suing a park because they went upside down on a coaster and got a headache along with the usual "pain and suffering."

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Id hate to see a lot of bumper car rides go down in the U.S. bc of this sue happy man. Its a BUMPer car , your going to get bumped.

 

It's an easy problem to solve. Just place a "No Bumping" sign on one of the walls!

 

What else have people sued for at amusment parks?

SFOG-Family of decapitated kid sued because their own kid thought it would be a good idea to stand below a B&M invert. (I believe they also tried to blame B&M, saying the ride should have been "more elevated")

 

Meh, there is no point in making a list! All the incidents are the same! Someone had a stroke on a ride, someone got "food poisoning" etc, etc. Wasn't there even one complaint that teacup rides spun "too fast" (a ride of which you can control the speed of your spin)

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^All bumper cars that I've ridden have said sign in multiple locations. Not to mention most (not all but most) operators say "no head-on collisions" in their spiel prior to starting the ride. All parks don't do this I'm sure but the majority do.

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From what I'm gathering, this 'wrist-breaking dangerous ride of death' incident happened prior to the island installation, since it said that Cedar Fair didn't have anything in place to prevent head-ons (though technically, the ball was in Paramount's hands)? In all honesty though, in the world's largest bumper car arena (if the island was not present), how hard is it to avoid a head on? I've ridden RLD pre island as well as a couple other bumper car rides and have never did a head on collision. I saw others and it didn't look pleasant. Also, common (or uncommon...better yet, rare) sense would have told me that if I saw a car coming straight towards me, I would turn to the side to avoid the sudden impact/redirect the impact, hence the ride's name "Rue le DODGE" knowing that hitting straight on isn't going to be the most pleasant feeling. I'm ready to call shenanigans on all of this fiasco.

 

Next we can say that "Oh no, I was laughing too hard when my cousin got knocked into circles on the bumper cars, and laughed myself a headache...due to the pain and suffering, I will now sue the park operator.

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The funny thing is, Cedar Fair didn't even own the park when these "incidents" even happened. Yeah, maybe they owned it once the island was put in (don't know if that was Paramount or Cedar Fair that did that) but that dosen't mean Cedar Fair should be sued. You don't just blame another company!

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What else have people sued for at amusment parks?

SFOG-Family of decapitated kid sued because their own kid thought it would be a good idea to stand below a B&M invert. (I believe they also tried to blame B&M, saying the ride should have been "more elevated")

 

I thought the family admitted it was their kids fault and not the park or the ride so they didn't try to sue?

 

And this really worries me if this goes through than people will realize that they can sue for pretty much anything. And parks handing out settlements for pointless cases doesn't help either.

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I saw others and it didn't look pleasant. Also, common (or uncommon...better yet, rare) sense would have told me that if I saw a car coming straight towards me, I would turn to the side to avoid the sudden impact/redirect the impact, hence the ride's name "Rue le DODGE" knowing that hitting straight on isn't going to be the most pleasant feeling. I'm ready to call shenanigans on all of this fiasco.

 

If head-on collisions are so bad, why don't they simply replace their older bumper cars with more modern, air disc bumper cars. Those can handle head-ons without any problems! For those of you who haven't seen one of these, they are somewhat like the flying saucers in RCT. Instead of spending thousands on an island that might not work, why not just tear out the current bumper cars for newer ones? It will avoid lawsuits for sure.

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Exactly my thoughts. A little bit more of a bouncy bumper, something like the Space Race cars at SCBB.

Something like these, in a larger arena, pick up the speed a bit if possible, and not over crowd the arena with these things and you got yourself a nice set of bumper cars, easier to maneuver for beginners too.

 

And because I have nothing better to do tonight....

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Ride rename, keeping the French/New Orleans theme. Translates to....Wrist Snapper! Something we all should be excited for doing to ourselves ;)

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^^ CGA pretty much has one of the worst records of any park for opening rides with the park. Usually some of the larger thrills are open with the park such as Flight Deck, Vortex, most of the flats, and Demon. However, I wouldn't count on Grizzly or Psyco Mouse being open with the park.

 

However, my one visit was on a summer Saturday. The longest waits of the day were thirty minutes for Grizzly and Flight Deck at their peak times. I manages five rides on Flight Deck in one day, even after riding nearly every other coaster twice. I can't imagine a tuesday being any worse.

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What is the absolute best seat on the Grizzly? & When does CF usually announce a new coaster for a park?

 

The best seat on Grizzly can be found in Vallejo- on R.O.A.R. at SFDK.

 

In all reality: There IS no good seat on Grizzly. End of story.

QFT...Grizzly is about as exciting as taking a nap.

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I will try the front back car on the Grizzly. Thanks. OMG Santa Clara's Grizzly has got to have the absolute loudest lift hill ever! The noise almost blew my ears off! Maybe it was because I was sitting in the middle of the train & Coming into the station at the end at a loud hard stop! Why doesn't CF get rid of it??? Demon is fine. But the Grizzly needs to go! I sure hope there will be a new coaster announcement in August. I remember Stealth was announced in July 1999. I saved the newspaper article. Oh please let there be a new coaster for next year oh please!

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I used to go to this park every year from 2007-now but I think I'll me skipping it. The park gets worse and worse every year I go, and something is always closed. Invertigo was my fav ride there but now that it is gone I really don't want to go I'll just go to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom instead.

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I am hoping praying there will be a major announcement in August for something big! Has anyone gone to CGA on a Saturday or a Sunday & can tell me if all the slides in Jackaroo Landing are open? Whenever I go during the week only 1 of those big slides(the green one) is open. I want to go on those other slides but they are always closed! The answer I always get when I ask a lifeguard why they are closed is not enough people. But I have been on those before a long time ago but I just wish they would keep them all open!

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