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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:14 AM

Roller coaster breaks down 200 feet up!

Theme park visitors were forced to climb down from the top of an iconic 200ft-high rollercoaster at UKís Blackpool Pleasure Beach after it broke down mid-ride.

Park staff were forced to scale the rollercoaster before tentatively guiding nervous visitors to safety by making them walk down.

When the £12million ride, formerly known as the Pepsi Max, opened in 1994, it was the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach reopened on April 12 as part of the easing of lockdown measures.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9509647/Visitors-forced-CLIMB-200ft-high-Blackpool-Pleasure-Beach-rollercoaster.html

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Reply Roller coaster breaks down 200 feet up! (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Apr 26 OP
soothsayer Apr 26 #1
Kaleva Apr 26 #2
Effete Snob Apr 26 #3
samnsara Apr 26 #4
keithbvadu2 Apr 26 #5
kimbutgar Apr 26 #6
lillypaddle Apr 26 #7
onethatcares Apr 28 #8
lillypaddle Apr 28 #9
demmiblue Apr 28 #10

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:16 AM

1. Nightmare

Iíd worry the cars would suddenly start moving (among other things)

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:16 AM

2. They got their money's worth.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:41 AM

3. Yep

"Here's five bucks. Now, scare the crap out of me."

That and horror movies. People will pay to feel bad.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:16 AM

4. and thats why i stay off carnival rides....

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:44 AM

5. Stuck at the top. Balanced. Needs a slight push.

Stuck at the top. Balanced. Needs a slight push.

About 420 ft high.

45 minutes in line for an 18 second ride.

Worth it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:28 PM

6. I was on a roller cooler that broke down half way up a climb.

Was on that coaster for 30 minutes luckily they were able to reverse it and we went down backwards. Didnít ride on any other coasters that day.

I couldnít imagine having to walk down like these people did!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:45 PM

7. No.

Just NO.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 07:50 AM

8. not "just NO"

NO WAY IN HELL

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:46 AM

9. or just fucking no!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 02:46 PM

10. More video:

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