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OLSinFLA

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May 26, 2012
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I think Merlin has the wheel, the wax museum, and the aquarium (so this time since it is the wheel). But I think stuff like the swings, the drop tower, and the sling shut are all the 'slingshot group' or something like that.
The swings ia 3rd party, but a separate one from the drop tower and slingshot.
 
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SeventyOne

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Jul 1, 2010
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I think Merlin has the wheel, the wax museum, and the aquarium (so this time since it is the wheel). But I think stuff like the swings, the drop tower, and the sling shut are all the 'slingshot group' or something like that.
It's unfortunate, but guests assume everything is connected. I've heard the restaurants (all third party) took a hit after the drop tower tragedy, this isn't going to help matters.
 

Frank Drackman

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Dec 20, 2012
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Mouse Mountain
It's unfortunate, but guests assume everything is connected. I've heard the restaurants (all third party) took a hit after the drop tower tragedy, this isn't going to help matters.
I can't even imagine how it hit the restaurants/bars on just that one night -- 12/31 is a pretty big night for those types of establishments.
 

Doug A.

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Mar 24, 2013
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Buffalo, NY
That looks like a power line arcing with the steel part of the wheel. My guess is the insulation on the wire is gone in that section and it touched the metal causing the arc you see and tripping the main feed.
 

anihilnation

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Oct 13, 2013
3,687
Orlando
I think the problem with a lot of smaller venues is also that they are more lax on maintenance. At Uni we don't just have an army of techs during the day, but there is also a third shift doing overnight maintenance. Universal is constantly busy maintaining their rides, it is really incredible!