I am looking for the most common or outlandish "Roller Coaster Myths" or "Outlandish Rumors" that you have heard of. Now, we are NOT looking for things like "Oh, I hear Cedar Point is going to build a 500 foot woodie", we are looking for real ACTUAL things that people believe to be true. Things that could be TESTED to either be proven "true" or "false" For example:
"Magnum is sinking 1 inch every year."
That has come up so many times that people really believe it!
We are also looking for common GP "misconceptions" like:
"If you drop something from the top of the loop, you’ll catch it at the bottom of the loop…"
Other things would include stories of haunted attractions, unproven rumors of someone dying on a roller coaster, or things that people really believe can happen on a ride, but you're not too sure if they are real or not.
Ok, start posting!!!
Last edited by robbalvey on Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:47 pm.
Disney is pretty fertile ground for this sort of stuff. For example, I recall hearing stories that someone died of heart attack when the Haunted Mansion opened, so they had to tone the ride down; that the actual plane from Casablanca is part of the Great Movie Ride (they didn't use a real plane in that movie); and that Walt Disney's face appears on one of the singing busts in the Haunted Mansion (it's actually the face of singer Thurl Ravenscroft).
What about the Kings Dominion "UFO," which is actually just a smoke ring created by the fire effect on Volcano? (Local news stations actually covered that one.)
DarienLaker wrote:Here's one that explained what happened to the infamous Drachen Fire roller coaster Busch Gardens Williamsburg after it was SBNO for years, It was melted down to make the Griffon coaster.
Ahhh! lol! I remember hearing this one to! Perfect!
The classic "Vortex is sinking!" People Died on the Bat. People got thrown off the loop on Son of beast. Vortex is being removed. People died on the Beast. They're rebuilding Son of Beast. Son of Beast is reopening!
First rode the beast at 6 years old
Favorite coaster: tie between Diamondback and The Beast
How bout the person being decapitated on Space Mountain when it first started testing (I've heard this rumor refer to both WDW and DLR's versions).
My favorite as a kid (dark ride rumor, not coaster) was for Indiana Jones, that if everyone in the car didn't look at the eyes of Mara, the ride op would send your jeep on a secret track with a totally different ride experience.
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