View Full Version : 7-9 Stuck on Raging Bull!

07-10-2001, 10:07 PM
For the first time ever I got stuck on a ride. I am really surprised that it was a ride as reliable as Raging Bull. What happened is the train ahead of mine actually stopped all the way on the mid-course brakes. We were very lucky because ours just stopped at the top of the lift. If we would have gone over we would have crashed into the other train. Well, after ten minutes the brakes released the first train and the lift started again. Two things really disappointed me in this experience, although I liked being stuck 200 feet in the air, first my train also stopped on the brake run and then was allowed to go. The train went soo slow through the rest of the track that I never even came close to getting airtime, and I was in the back. Second, the park never gave us anything for getting stuck. Usually you would get a skip line pass or $5 six flags money but we got nothing. I'm sure that if I would have complained to guest relations that I would have gotten something, but I didn't want to miss out on other rides by going there. On another note, I got my 50th Bull ride of the year on this day.

serpent king
07-10-2001, 10:16 PM

07-10-2001, 10:43 PM
<BR>I wouldn't think they would give out free things for being stuck 10 minutes. That doesn't seem like too much of a hassle being stuck 10 minutes. If you went over the top I am sure that you wouldn't crash into the other train. I just don't think it could be that easy. There probably is some way to stop that from happening

07-11-2001, 02:54 PM
I have been stuck on Shockwave for 20 minutes once, and I didn't get anything. Its very seldom that Six Flags gives you something for being stuck on the rides.

07-12-2001, 01:23 AM
You wouldn't have crashed because you were stuck on the lifthill. In reality you weren't stuck, they stopped you so that you wouldn't crash into the other train. When a coaster uses three trains, they usually have a midcourse break in case they have to stop the train. A coaster operates that a train will not start it's downhill drop until the train in front of it has gone past the midcourse breaks so that if they have to they can now stop the #2 train at the midcourse breaks.
<BR>#1 train past midcourse breaks
<BR>#2 train lifthill or just leaving station
<BR>#3 train arriving at station or saitting in station
<BR>that's how come a collision is rare, they are timed to be at certain points, if a trains stalls somewhere, the other two trains can still be stopped, as in the case of you being stopped at the top of the lifthill.

07-12-2001, 09:35 AM
once i got stuck on viper for like 20 minutes at SFGADV and they let me cut the line for any roller coaster i wanted. since nitro wasnt out, sure i picked medusa! <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

07-12-2001, 02:57 PM
I knew that they wouldn't crash and that they would stop the train on the lift, but what I ment was that it is kind of wierd when you realize that 20 more feet up and the train would have crashed into the train on the brake run.