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  • Riders stuck on rollercoaster at Universal, Orlando Fire officials say

    10/09/2013 5:02:18 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 10 replies
    Click Orlando dot com ^ | Oct 9, 2013 | WKMG staff
    Hollywood Rip Ride Rickit stuck with 8 to 12 people on board, officials say Published On: Oct 09 2013 07:29:56 PM EDT Updated On: Oct 09 2013 07:58:05 PM EDT ORLANDO, Fla. - Nearly a dozen people are stuck on a rollercoaster at Universal Orlando on Wednesday evening, according to Orlando Fire Department. OFD said the call came in shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday that the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was stuck with 8 to 12 people on board. Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 flew over the scene as crews investigated, taking elevators up to the top of...
  • Boy decapitated by roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia [Darwin Candidate]

    06/29/2008 6:41:08 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 58 replies · 2,462+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 28, 2008 | RHONDA COOK and MARCUS GARNER
    "Batman the Ride" at Six Flags Over Georgia. It was the second Batman ride-related death at the Cobb County park. According to the police and a statement from the amusement park, the boy and a friend climbed over two 6-foot fences -- the park perimeter fence and a second one surrounding the ride -- to get to the roller coaster. Park officials said there were numerous signs warning would-be intruders of the danger. The victim was decapitated when the ride struck him, police said. The youth was not identified. "The areas where the individuals entered were clearly marked with signs...
  • Boy Wins $10,000 for Toy Roller Coaster

    12/07/2007 7:28:33 AM PST · by rawhide · 6 replies · 130+ views ^ | VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK — Ian Culhane won $10,000 for designing a 7-foot-tall toy roller coaster. Not bad for a 10-year-old. "It's money for college," the aspiring engineer from Olympia, Wash., said Thursday about the savings bond. Ian's creation was on display at the Toys "R" Us store in Times Square, where he accepted the prize from the president of K'NEX Brands, a building toy company in Hatfield, Pa. The boy, who first started playing with building sets when he was 4, was one of thousands of children ages 6 to 12 who entered the annual contest. Ian began the project last...
  • Orlando Boy Falls From Roller Coaster After Dare

    02/27/2006 9:20:58 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 63 replies · 1,695+ views
    local6 ^ | February 27, 2006
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A 13-year-old Orlando boy was hospitalized this weekend after falling from a roller coaster ride while acting on a dare from a friend, according to a statement from Cypress Gardens Sunday. Martin Llamas remained in intensive care at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, hospital officials said. He had been airlifted there Saturday after falling from the Triple Hurricane roller coaster at the Polk County theme park. Hospital officials did not comment on his injuries. According to a preliminary investigation, Llamas was facing the cars behind him as the ride approached a sharp right turn, said Carrie...
  • First female commander, phobic of roller coasters, leads next space shuttle mission

    05/01/2005 5:23:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 163 replies · 2,519+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 5/01/05 | Marcia Dunn
    First female commander, phobic of roller coasters, leads next shuttle mission By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press Sunday, May 01, 2005 SPACE CENTER, Houston - Sometime in July, Eileen Collins, commander of the next space shuttle mission, will strap herself into a rocketship loaded with explosive fuel and fearlessly shoot from zero to 1,000 mph in a minute flat. Just don't ask her to get on a roller coaster. Collins - the first woman to pilot a shuttle and now the first female commander - will preside over NASA's return to space more than two years after the Columbia tragedy. Known...
  • Six Flags Unveils Plans For Fastest, Tallest Roller Coaster

    09/29/2004 7:33:42 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 53 replies · 1,829+ views
    wftv ^ | 29-Sept-2004
    JACKSON, N.J. -- Six Flags Great Adventure is opening the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster this spring -- a thrill ride that accelerates to 128 mph in 3.5 seconds and rises 456 feet off the ground. Plans for Kingda Ka, which is expected to be the cornerstone of new development at the central New Jersey amusement park, were to be unveiled Wednesday. The current speed and height record holder is "Top Thrill Dragster" at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. Made by Intamin -- the same company Six Flags hired to build Kingda Ka -- Dragster shoots riders...
  • One Dead in Disneyland Coaster Crash (Update!)

    09/05/2003 2:34:28 PM PDT · by bedolido · 74 replies · 792+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 09/05/03 | Staff Writer
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- A locomotive broke loose on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster Friday, killing a man and injuring 10 other people, officials said. TV helicopters showed a triage unit set up near the ride and one person being taken on a stretcher to an ambulance. The roller coaster takes amusement park visitors on a twisting, turning ride aboard what is supposed to be a runaway train in the Old West. Riders zoom through mineshafts and caverns, past falling rocks and tumbling waterfalls. The ride opened in 1979, making it one of newer roller coasters at Disneyland....
  • Victim opened belt, stood on coaster (STUPID ALERT)

    06/04/2003 5:50:00 PM PDT · by WellsFargo94 · 76 replies · 420+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 4, 2003 | By AUSTIN FENNER and BILL HUTCHINSON
    The Manhattan woman thrown to her death from an Indiana roller coaster had unbuckled her seat belt and was "virtually standing up" as the thrill ride careened along at 60 mph, authorities said yesterday. The stunning revelation came as 1,500 relatives and friends attended funeral services for Tamar Fellner, 32, who had earned a Harvard M.B.A. and ran her own business. Spencer County Prosecutor Jon Dartt said witnesses at the Holiday World & Splashin' Safari park saw Fellner unlatch her seat belt and get up in a bid to get what roller-coaster enthusiasts call air time. She made the fatal...