I'm always a bit more nervous on flat rides really, probably cos of their carnival flavour.. but it's a good kind of nervous.
Same here, but then I don't trust the fairground versions of rides at all. Despite the rigorous checks of the whole industry and the hse involvement etc it's hard to get over. There is one that sets up in the park over the road from us and they regularly bring a fabbri booster, which is intimidating to look at and just doesn't look safe at all . Yet if it was set up in AT I'd probably give it a go, albeit nervously.
I suspect an earlier poster may have hit the nail on the head, with regard to the warning message being overriden. That day had some terrible opperating conditions which would play merry hell with the sensors. Folks stated the ride was constantly shutting down so they may well have just had their fill of the warnings figured it was just the wind and made that horrible mistake which changed everything.
In terms of the new protocols I'm betting there is now a very rigid structure in place for these occurrences, and it wouldn't surprise me if there was a step by step guide outlining everything an opperator has to do when the estop triggers. Plus it will take a number of folk to do the override as the extra buttons which need pressing look over more hidden parts of the ride. As Sawboss said earlier, this will now be the safest ride in the park.