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Dreamworld: Four killed on Australian theme park ride

UNIrd

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Jul 18, 2008
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And on a river rapids ride.. I wonder what kind of malfunction could cause death on one of those?
 

Teebin

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Oct 12, 2009
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North of the Wall
These are such tough and rugged machines that they become meat grinders when they fail. Never told you all, but there were a few close calls in early testing of Kong. The one machine had no theming or audio and no one could hear it coming because of the battery power. On top of that, communication was a bit lacking... obviously.
 

anihilnation

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Oct 13, 2013
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Orlando
Seems like one of the boats just flipped over on the return belt, very freaky accident. Read though that a lot of stuff in the park is outdated and that maintenance is not too good.
 

Jon84

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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Oct 17, 2013
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Seems like one of the boats just flipped over on the return belt, very freaky accident. Read though that a lot of stuff in the park is outdated and that maintenance is not too good.
It didn't get to the belt, another graphic I saw makes it looks like it was about to go on the belt but flipped up.
 

anihilnation

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Oct 13, 2013
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Orlando
It didn't get to the belt, another graphic I saw makes it looks like it was about to go on the belt but flipped up.
Saw that image as well, that actually is what I meant, that it seems as if it flipped just as it was about to go on the belt.
 
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s8film40

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Apr 18, 2013
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These look a little smaller than the standard raft rides. I wonder if that might make these a little more top heavy.