Top Thrill Dragster stuck on the top for the third time

Monday, May 25, 2009 6:18 PM

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/fun/blog/index.cfm?entry=546e3519-...e2251f419b

Last edited by Asa, Monday, May 25, 2009 6:27 PM

-Asa

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Monday, May 25, 2009 6:27 PM
coolkid2345's avatar

Cool! How many people where on the train & when did it get stuck?

Last edited by coolkid2345, Monday, May 25, 2009 6:27 PM
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Monday, May 25, 2009 6:29 PM

I counted 18, a full train!

Here are the riders:

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb279/asa_robert11/Picture27.png


-Asa

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Monday, May 25, 2009 6:59 PM
OKSIRYDOC's avatar

Anyone capture this on the Webcam?

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Monday, May 25, 2009 8:59 PM

I was there today and when it was up there , if you looked around, everybody was looking up. We were over by woodstock express and it was neat to see the elevator go up to the top. When we were walking back, the worker that went to the top told me that they tried to get the people to rock back and forth at the same time, but still couldn't get it to go one way or another.

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Monday, May 25, 2009 9:09 PM
Vince982's avatar

Shouldn't the new drive wheels at the top have taken care of that? ;)


We'll miss you MrScott and Pete

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Monday, May 25, 2009 9:19 PM
Daniel Smith's avatar

I think its called stopped, not stuck.


Quote from a Corkscrew ride op, "And Dragster is down again"

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Monday, May 25, 2009 9:23 PM
Your mom is to fat to ride TTD.'s avatar

There really isnt a official name for what happened. We can call it whatever we want.


Let's Get Weird.

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Monday, May 25, 2009 9:28 PM
Josh M.'s avatar

Anyone from the park know how long it was stuck/stopped/frozen/down mechanical/fubar'd at the top of the tower?


Ripcord Crew 2002 / MF Crew 2004

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Monday, May 25, 2009 9:30 PM

wussies with their blankets...

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Monday, May 25, 2009 9:37 PM

It was about 5:00 when it got "stuck". My daughter and I rode Iron Dragon around 4:30 and saw that Dragster was down at that time and people were walking out of the line. My wife took some pictures from Camp Snoopy but you can't see much except the elevator going up and maybe one of the three people that went up to push it over the top. Here they are anyway

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu217/zskoz3/DSC04868.jpg[url][url]

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu217/zskoz3/DSC04869.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu217/zskoz3/DSC04866.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu217/zskoz3/DSC04867.jpg

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu217/zskoz3/DSC04869.jpghttp://...C04867.jpg

Last edited by zskoz3, Monday, May 25, 2009 9:41 PM
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Monday, May 25, 2009 9:37 PM
Your mom is to fat to ride TTD.'s avatar

Lol, thats what i was thinkin. Wasn't it 68 degrees there today?


Let's Get Weird.

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Monday, May 25, 2009 9:58 PM

Those anti-rollback wheels really did their job that time.

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Monday, May 25, 2009 10:39 PM

Hey Guys, I haven't been on here in forever to post, but had to now. I was next train after it got stuck. It had went down for mechanical then they launched the yellow train and it barley made it, we thought roll back but not. Then the purple train launched, and Obviously that didn't work out too well. I captured some crappy cell phone video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cizUeqydZo&feature=PlayList&p=7B29A...playnext=1

It may still be processing.

Edit: It was stuck/stopped for about 15-20 min. They had a few times practice in the past years ;) Management swarmed the place in a matter of seconds. It was a very well handled situation.

Last edited by cedarpoint24/7, Monday, May 25, 2009 11:05 PM

-Allan M.-
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Live E Fog Tech (Fright zone/Screamworks) - Halloweekends 2009-2011

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Monday, May 25, 2009 11:05 PM

Times like this it is fun to read threads from before the ride opened when everyone thought it couldn't/wouldn't happen.

http://www.pointbuzz.com/Forums/Thread/11463.aspx

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Monday, May 25, 2009 11:11 PM

I had mixed feelings about it happening to us when we rode. During our ride it was close to not going. (At the same time im saying go and not go.) What are the odds of that. Maintenance Guy Bob, says 1 in a million. If it had happened twice in that time period, I would have left to go play the lottery or something. Right, then and there.


-Allan M.-
Live E Lead Starlight Experience Tech - 2010-2012
Live E Fog Tech (Fright zone/Screamworks) - Halloweekends 2009-2011

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Monday, May 25, 2009 11:40 PM

Jeff said:
Wouldyou guys lay off the crack for just a moment, please? I'll give you abetter analogy. It's like trying to balance a Toyota on a toothpick.The thing is on wheels, kiddies. Things on wheels tend to roll.

correct 100% :)

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Monday, May 25, 2009 11:42 PM

Andrew said:
Times like this it is fun to read threads from before the ride opened when everyone thought it couldn't/wouldn't happen.

http://www.pointbuzz.com/Forums/Thread/11463.aspx

Boy, Jeff was really right on top of that one. Teehee.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:00 AM
Shawn Meyer's avatar

I'm happy to say I was up there as well today and witnessed it as it happened. I was just getting off Power Tower as a matter of fact when it did happen. I have a picture of it, however I don't have it loaded on my hard drive yet to show off yet.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:56 AM
Ralph Wiggum's avatar

Your mom is to fat to ride TTD. said:
Lol, thats what i was thinkin. Wasn't it 68 degrees there today?

Yes, but the stiff wind off the lake was brutal.

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