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    Thumbs up Xcelerator has reopened

    Well, DOSH declared Knott's and Intamin equally at fault for the cable failure, and has cleared the ride to reopen- which the park did about 5 pm today.
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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    glad its reopened for those that enjoy that....honestly it scares the stuffin' outta me just watching it, lol!
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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    This make my BF and I very happy, as we were heading to Knott's this weekend, and this is his favorite ride. Hooray!

    Hopefully, I can get a copy of the Knott's Preserved book while I'm down there? Anyone know if it's on sale there yet?
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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    Cool, hopefully it will be open next time we decide to head to Knott's.


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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    *cable snaps* Nevermind, it's closed again

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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    Such a great ride - but really wish they had painted it during the downtime! Ugh - that pepto pink and pale blue is just awful.
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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    Cool, I've never ridden it, not a big coaster fan but I think I'll give it a whirl.

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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    Quote Originally Posted by JesterMn View Post
    This make my BF and I very happy, as we were heading to Knott's this weekend, and this is his favorite ride. Hooray!

    Hopefully, I can get a copy of the Knott's Preserved book while I'm down there? Anyone know if it's on sale there yet?
    Hi there! Keep your fingers crossed as the Knott's Preserved book will be on its way to Knott's on Friday. If you're there on Saturday, I'd definitely ask the clerks at Virginia's gift shop if the book has been distributed through the park's Merchandising department.

    Thanks for asking!

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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    You guys have seen the video right?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EGHHjN0bQs]YouTube - Xcelerator cable breaks accident at Knotts Berry Farm[/ame]




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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    ^I can't imagine a safer time to ride it than right now, following months of downtime, repair, and state and public scrutiny. You do know the drive to the park is more likely to kill you than a spin on a coaster, don't you?

    Do you ride Big Thunder? That modest little Disney mine train killed a guest. Knott's isn't the only operator to experience a malfunction, virtually any park has. Me, I'll continue to take my chances.

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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    ^What he said. The Columbia ship killed someone who was just waiting in line, but I'll still go to ride it.
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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    Matterhorn, Space Mountain, the flippin People Mover... all deaths via Disney.
    People even drowned in the Rivers of America. :-/

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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    Quote Originally Posted by dth316 View Post
    Matterhorn, Space Mountain, the flippin People Mover... all deaths via Disney.
    People even drowned in the Rivers of America. :-/
    But most of those were based on peoples ignorance. This was a mechanical failure.


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    Re: Xcelerator has reopened

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    But most of those were based on peoples ignorance. This was a mechanical failure.
    True. And this mechanical failure only resulted in injuries. No one died.

    Knotts and Intamin both deserve the blame.

    Same goes for the Big Thunder Incident 7 years ago which was a result of outdated procedures. Disney deserved to be punished for that.



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