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p. 416 - Fire and Ice Festival announced!

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Nitro’s description says that too. Six Flags is just dumb.

Wow, Six Flags. All of those things are really great.   We really are living in a fantasy world...

Looks like Aquaman has been delayed until 2022...... 

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^ Thanks. But is there any park information for a Saturday?

 

I would just say to go in the order of the rides you want to do the most. The reason being, this is a park that closes a lot of rides in even a very light rain. When I was there last Thursday, we tried just going in a circle but a very short period of rain closed things for hours, so there were rides we wanted to get on that we couldn't. Most of the flats, Titan and Pandemonium will close in the rain and lighting will close anything that doesn't stay on the ground. It takes a very long time for rides to reopen as well, if they ever do.

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Rider that was ejected from Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas confirmed dead. Source:

 

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Official statement from Six Flags Over Texas confirming one dead on Texas Giant: http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/07/arlington-police-fire-working-a-fatal-incident-at-six-flags-over-texas.html/

 

We are deeply saddened to share that earlier this evening an adult woman died in the park while on the Texas Giant. Park medical staff and local paramedics responded immediately. Since the safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority, the ride has been closed pending further investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time.

 

UPDATE!

CBS News Report: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/07/19/woman-falls-from-the-texas-giant-to-her-death/

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While it is terrible someone has lost their life riding a roller coaster, let's not start with the doom and gloom for RMC already. This has happened before (most notably with the Intamin Superman coasters) and that company hasn't gone anywhere. Let's wait until the investigation has been completed before we act like RMC is at fault here.

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Waiting for news to unfold, trying to avoid any speculation as there's a ton of "what if's." But I'm going to initially not put the blame on the manufacturers (RMC, Gerstlauer) and just assume it was rider-caused...be it weight or stupidity. We shall see.

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Doesn't look good for RMC...

Why would you start pointing fingers? That's really dumb of you. Remember, RMC built the coaster. Gerstlauer built the trains. Six Flags has been operating it for three years. And there are MANY different factors inbetween. Don't start blaming one person.

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This is a sad day in the coaster world! We went out to ride TNTG in 2011 and I remember one of us said it'd be pretty easy for a kid to slip out of the restraints. I dont know the age of the victim, but sadly I wouldnt be surprised if it was a younger kid (it's sad regardless). I'm 6'3 over 200LBS (was in 2011 too) and sitting in the back (I stapled my self in too) I felt I could have fallen out on the first drop especially if I wasnt stapled (I know this is part of the effect, but if you're not stapled in and tiny it's obviously possible). I can see the trains from Outlaw Run being added to this and Iron Rattler, or it could have simply been a ride operators fault for not pushing down on the restraint enough.

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Official statement from Six Flags Over Texas confirming one dead on Texas Giant: http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/07/arlington-police-fire-working-a-fatal-incident-at-six-flags-over-texas.html/

 

We are deeply saddened to share that earlier this evening an adult woman died in the park while on the Texas Giant. Park medical staff and local paramedics responded immediately. Since the safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority, the ride has been closed pending further investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time.
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