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« on: May 05, 2006, 10:40:20 PM »
I was in line for front seat 2 people in front of me when I heard this loud grinding sound when they lunched a empty train.
People reported seeing "SPARKS AND FLAMES" coming out of the back.
The train made it over the top and stopped at the back of the station.

The operator said the ride was now closed down for the night.

So it's looks like it won't be running in the near future.

I'm in the park as I write this
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006, 11:07:36 PM »
Not again...
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006, 11:17:23 PM »
Not a good sign...
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2006, 11:41:35 PM »
After reading another account of this and thinking about it, I'm hoping it was nothing more than a spectacular cable snap.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2006, 11:50:32 PM »
What time was this at? I was in the line at 9:30om and the ride broke down and I left, but didn't think anything of it.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2006, 12:12:55 AM »
Yes that is when it happened I was next to load in the front seat and it happened.If I took the 2nd seat like I did when I got there I would have made it on.
The 6:30pm wait was only about 17 minutes o I thought I would get 2 more in after 9pm.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006, 12:28:37 AM »
Oh geez, I hope its just a cable snap at the worst!  :cry:

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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2006, 07:41:15 AM »
I doubt the "flames" part but the sparks sound like nothing more than a cable snap.

We'll see what we can find out.

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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2006, 08:49:43 AM »
what happened was that the teal side was sent out they both launched, when the two returned (at 9.25). A guy on the teal train started saying he lost his cell phone on the ride. Well at this point they sent out the orange train, it went through the course but did not advance off the switch track at the back of station. then finally they got it in to the station, lauch whats known as a blank launch (a launch with no trains). then they sent the teal side out to test (9.45) at this point is when you heard the loud screech. according to what we were told as leaving the station. when the cell phone fell out it fell onto the launch track and hit the catch car and some sensors, it caused the computers to  say there were trains waiting to be launched. there was no damage to the brake fins, but there may be damage to the cable, catch car, and sensor. this is why they tell you to secure all loose articles.  

ps: i will update everybody on sunday.

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2006, 09:44:51 AM »
^That doesn't sound too horrible? Oh god, we're just fueling the CP fan boys more. I really hate people who don't listen to signs. There is almost NO chance to get stuff stolen on Ka.

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2006, 09:48:10 AM »
Quote from: "MRHSfalcon"
what happened was that the teal side was sent out they both launched, when the two returned (at 9.25). A guy on the teal train started saying he lost his cell phone on the ride. Well at this point they sent out the orange train, it went through the course but did not advance off the switch track at the back of station. then finally they got it in to the station, lauch whats known as a blank launch (a launch with no trains). then they sent the teal side out to test (9.45) at this point is when you heard the loud screech. according to what we were told as leaving the station. when the cell phone fell out it fell onto the launch track and hit the catch car and some sensors, it caused the computers to  say there were trains waiting to be launched. there was no damage to the brake fins, but there may be damage to the cable, catch car, and sensor. this is why they tell you to secure all loose articles.  

ps: i will update everybody on sunday.


Thanks for the update. Keep us posted.

If this turns out to be true, I put this in the "**** happens" category.  Still sucks though.

Now I wonder if the park could sue this person who lost the phone if they prove it was the culprit.  There are a signs all over warning you and the ops tell you as well.

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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2006, 10:11:30 AM »
I will try to keep everyone updated as i find more out

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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2006, 02:43:22 PM »
IMO I think it has more to do with the catchcar, the bang could be the catch car banging on the side and the sparks could be the catchcar dragging on the side of the track. Cable Snap sounds like a good guess too, anything is possible till we get some concrete facts from the ops,mechanics,etc.
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2006, 06:27:27 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2006, 06:47:04 PM »
While standing inline before this happened the operater on the microphone kept reminding riders that their phones can be crushed on this ride.
He held up a cell phone as he mentioned it.
I don't know how a phone can fall out someones pocket then out of the train.
I doubt that was the problem but it could happen.

I left my phone and camera in the car  no need for all the extra "stuff" in the pockets last night.

I'm sure we will here more about "nothing in the pockets"
Loose pockets sink the King
I hope it's back up and running soon.
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2006, 07:44:50 PM »
If the rider was holding the phone in their hand, then it's very easy for it to end up in the launch track and cause chaos.  Then it's not really bad maintenance or Intamin's fault, just a foolish rider.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2006, 09:15:58 PM »
Nitro1118: i agree with you on that.

KK is a contradiction. on one end it's a great ride, on the other it's a mechanical nightmare.
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2006, 11:27:06 PM »
No update or speculations, I just wanted to post how  :cry:  I feel about this happening to the park.

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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2006, 11:33:58 PM »
Any word on whether Ka will be running by Coaster Celebration ?

This is one of the only visits that I'm making to GA , that's why I ask.


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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2006, 11:40:15 PM »
I dont think you will have to worry about it being open for CC.  Thats the number 1 coaster on everyones list for the celebration and I could tell you that  theyre going to do whatever it takes to ensure that its open on time.

Now the cell phone mishap possibility.. cant possibly be true.  I lost a camera on the great white years ago.. it landed exactly on the track, and the odds of that are VERY slim, but it is a more broad track than kings.  Anywho.. I got it back.. and it was in 2 pieces.  The train cut right through it like it was nothing.  There is a very very small chance that a cell phone landed on the track.. let alone do that kind of damage to the train.  

Of course, i suppose anything is possible
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2006, 12:37:07 AM »
I'd agree with you on that, but a cell phone and a hat both caused trouble last year.  IIRC, the hat last year caused 3 days of downtime, and the cell phone caused a week.
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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2006, 09:29:46 AM »
The track is round so if it was a cell phone it would have to wedge in the track and train somehow .
I also seen a do rag fall off someones head during CAD.
When they open I'm sure :
Empty all pockets
No Hats
do rags
glasses
cell phones
etc.

I remember when GASM opened they made everyone take off earrings I'm sure due to the the restrants so close to the ears.
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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2006, 10:32:36 AM »
It doesn't really have to "wedge" itself anywhere.  The opening in the trough that the catchcar travels in is plenty wide for a cell phone to fall into.
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2006, 11:05:35 AM »
I am sure whatever it is that the park will open the ride ASAP . the last thing they want is another KK break down that lasts months on end. The good thing about this is that it happened before the summer months when the crowds are at there worst . It gives the park time during the week when the park is closed to work on the problem .

As for empty pockets i believe as long aas there are zippers on the pockets and the zippers are closed you should be able to carry a phone etc. I always leave the kids on line for all rides they are 14 and 11 and i don't always have or want to ride they have zippered pockets on a lot of their clothes so the phone is not comming out. As for the head gear can i just say why do you need a do-rag on a ride anyway? There was a guy on KK aroud 6:30 ish at CAD that didn't want to take it off and was kind of giving them a hard time about it till he was told either it comes off the head or you come off the ride.  Now one more thing too i notice some girls had a back pack with them and left it on the platformon the other side the guard came over and told them it doesn't belong in the station but I think they came up the exit with either a pass or a flash pass so where were they suppose to leave it did anyone tell them about the lockers ?? Just wondering not that it matters to me because we still have the baby and can't all be on line together anyway .