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Thread: RHINO TUMBLES!!!

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    Rhino claimed its first victims yesterday at BGT - land rover flips - 6 sent to Tampa General Hospital - AHH!!!

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    I knew that ride was a bad idea.

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    <BR>There's the story online.
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    <BR>On 2001-06-27 13:15, coasterkevin wrote:
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    <BR>There's the story online.
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    <BR>Thanks for the link to the story.
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    <BR>P.S. if your quote is from European Vacation, it is "Look Kids, Big Ben, Parliment." Not Big Bend. Just an FYI.
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    dang this really puts a kink in the possibility of others similar to this being built.

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    Clench, thanks for correcting me, not sure what I was thinking.
    Hey kids, Big Ben...Parliament

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    Another accident?!?!? From Goliath to Boulderdash to Rino Rally? I just hope everyone is okay... <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif">
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    i'm not surprised, on tha water it does not look very safe, and plus its built by problem logged Vekoma. and once there is an accident, u have to worry about the animals attcking u.
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    Actually only 2 people were injured. They were released from the hospital the same day.
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    <BR>The reason the ride flipped is because they were top heavy, causing them to sway.
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    <BR>On 2001-06-27 16:30, Coaster Boy wrote:
    <BR>Actually only 2 people were injured. They were released from the hospital the same day.
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    <BR>The reason the ride flipped is because they were top heavy, causing them to sway.
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    <BR>They were just doing what SUV's do best... <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif">

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    <BR>On 2001-06-27 16:27, Natelox wrote:
    <BR>i'm not surprised, on tha water it does not look very safe, and plus its built by problem logged Vekoma. and once there is an accident, u have to worry about the animals attcking u.
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    <BR>VEKOMA HAS A 100% PERFECT SAFTY RECORD!
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    <BR>The only part of the ride made by Vekoma is the river part, and the ride didn't flip over then.
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    The people on it should be thankful.It could have flipped while on the river.

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    Yep, That could have been bad...

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    It is completely IMPOSSIBLE to flip over the water segment - it's anchored on the track - no way that thing can flip on the river portion.
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    <BR>When I see the land rovers, they are top heavy and the tires are like 9 inches wide it looks - very thin!! So maybe that's why.
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    <BR>We aren't told the full story yet, but I'll definitely post when it's open again.
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    They were sent to University Community hospital just up the road. Not Tampa General. And this thread was already started in the Water Rides forum. the water part of the ride is the safest part.
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    It's impossible to fall off on the river section. The cars are locked onto roller coaster style track that moves along the river. It is controlled by a pole moving through a track at the bottom.

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    Uh, if i read the review correctly you FLOAT on rafts.. that would make it easier to tip than on land, since the water is making it sway!

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    You are not really "floating". The raft is locked onto a track to guide it and keep it from going the wrong way. Just like the coaster track keeps coasters connected, this does the same.
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