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Accidents at Alton Towers

Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:48 am

Can anyone please tell me what happened on the AIR site way before it was built on there apparantley there was something really bad happened there. Also does any one know when the most haunted show is repeating the alton towers which was shown on the 31st Jan i would love to see it.
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:55 am

I know before Air was built a ride called the beast occupied the space
http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/history/ol ... nbeast.htm

As far as anything bad happening I do not know
Hope this helps
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:40 pm

many thanks for that but i know something happened there and wanted to find out!

Also I am possibly doing a dissertation on Theme Parks for my final uni year and hope that some of you park lovers will be willing to fill out an online questionnaire for me. I'll keep you posted on that one
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:27 pm

Umm... what are you hoping has happened there? And what sort of time frame are we talking? Last 20 Years? Last 50 Years? Last 200 years?
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:06 pm

I did a dissertation on theme parks theme park technology and the advancement of theme park entertainment in the future. Took me ages to do! So good luck start early I left it till last minute and spent all my time designing my casino / theme park.
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The Beast Disaster of 1993 And Any Other AT Accidents

Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:42 pm

Could anyone please provide me with some information on this? I've only just heard about it and I am researching accidents and deaths in theme parks as part of just general interest.

Also any other information, newspaper clippings etc on AT accidents/Deaths would be really appreciated. This is an interest of mine.
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Benbrit

Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:05 pm

I don’t think there was one :? . The only major accident at Alton has been the mine train last year. for minor things - Corkscrew valleyed between the corkscrews, and (rumour has it) black hole decapitated the test dummies when it was first tested. other than that I don’t think any accidents of the roller coaster type have happened at Alton. Alton has a very clean track (pun intended) record.
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:37 pm

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AH are you thinking of the 1993 Beast disaster I wonder?

When the entire carriage derailed from the track on the main drop? Eight people dead, four seriously injured. It was a shame...


Where did you hear that ?

That never happened.....
 
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Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:45 pm

All looks good to me Marky... the Magic Carpet accident was 1984 btw.
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:16 pm

"marky.com" wrote:
and the Skyride's cables over the gardens becoming tangled after an unexpected gust of wind (in 1988 I think).

Really?
That sounds very dangerous! Was anyone on it at the time and has this been documented anywhere?
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:27 pm

So, the Thunder Looper at Alton Towers never did have an accident?

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Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:15 pm

"Stern John"&quot;][quote=&quot;"marky.com" wrote:
and the Skyride's cables over the gardens becoming tangled after an unexpected gust of wind (in 1988 I think).

Really?
That sounds very dangerous! Was anyone on it at the time and has this been documented anywhere?[/quote]

Yes, people were on it, the e-vac team came out and rescued the people trapped.
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:00 pm

The previous season Rita lost one of its complete wheel hubs mid ride. Could of escalated into a more serious accident
 
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:59 pm

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The previous season Rita lost one of its complete wheel hubs mid ride. Could of escalated into a more serious accident


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Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:06 pm

"Henty"&quot;][quote=&quot;"Stern John"&quot;][quote=&quot;"marky.com" wrote:
and the Skyride's cables over the gardens becoming tangled after an unexpected gust of wind (in 1988 I think).

Really?
That sounds very dangerous! Was anyone on it at the time and has this been documented anywhere?[/quote]

Yes, people were on it, the e-vac team came out and rescued the people trapped.[/quote]

I know they obviously can and have to for safety reasons, but how the hell do the e-vac the sky ride, it must be very very difficult as its either over thick tree coverage or 200ft in the air.
 
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:56 pm

"1towers"&quot;][quote=&quot;"Henty"&quot;][quote=&quot;"Stern John"&quot;][quote=&quot;"marky.com" wrote:
and the Skyride's cables over the gardens becoming tangled after an unexpected gust of wind (in 1988 I think).

Really?
That sounds very dangerous! Was anyone on it at the time and has this been documented anywhere?[/quote]

Yes, people were on it, the e-vac team came out and rescued the people trapped.[/quote]

I know they obviously can and have to for safety reasons, but how the hell do the e-vac the sky ride, it must be very very difficult as its either over thick tree coverage or 200ft in the air.[/quote]

abseil on the line, open the gondals, abseil down. :)
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:56 pm

"Nick" wrote:
The previous season Rita lost one of its complete wheel hubs mid ride. Could of escalated into a more serious accident


Yeah quite funny :? really cause I was on it and my life seeing engineers waiting for you when you come into the station is not nice i have to laugh about it now. Cure for a shock like that GET straight back on (well when its fixed :P
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:11 pm

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Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:15 pm

Thanks henty. the E-vac seems a bit unreliable and dangerous but oh well they know what their doing.
 
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:20 pm

"1towers" wrote:
Thanks henty. the E-vac seems a bit unreliable and dangerous but oh well they know what their doing.


it's not unreliable at all, the people are trained to the highest level they can befor they are let near a real e-vac they train ever week allso, id feel pritty safe in them e-vacing me.
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