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Skyliner down at EP tonight. Crash?

Monorail_Red_77

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Isn't that the same wrap/graphics that are on the buses?
yes same wrap. I used to have my work vehicle wrapped and they used 50/50 perforated wrap over the windows. Same situation here. You can see out of it but it is not ideal viewing and horrible for pictures. If it rains forget about viewing anything. Water ends up getting into the small holes in the vinyl. then its just a blurry mess of light. I am sure they could change the theme wraps to something different that does not put any vinyl on the windows. Same issue with some of the wrapped bus themes.
 

natatomic

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Fire Alarms E-Stop the rides and bring up house lights. If there was a fire at splash mountain, they aren’t waiting a 11 minutes for a ride to cycle to get guests off.

Due to past tragedies regarding fire and theme park attractions , the national fire code, which all state and local codes are based off of, have multiple sections dedicated towards amusement parks and attractions. They are also classified as their own specific use group in the code.
An 11 minute cycle is still quicker than how long it would take to get everyone evacuated in an e-stop.
For what it’s worth, no ride (even splash mountain), as far as I know e-stops with a fire alarm. It usually ride stops (which is resettable) as part of the warning system), but most rides cycle through in the event of a fire. When I worked Splash, we often got fire alarms during the fireworks if the smoke blew a certain direction (particularly when there were perimeter fireworks), but we just cycled the ride without loading until we could confirm there was no fire. But the alarm itself did not trigger an e-stop.
 

natatomic

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These crashes in the station probably don’t trigger an automatic e-stop, right? It’s more than likely CMs seeing the crash and stopping the ride, yeah?
My question is can this collision happen at the turn by the gas station where the cars slow down and speed back up? And if it happens there, and a CM doesn’t see it happen, what happens when the cars keep going? Would the crashed cars be able to get back onto the main line at full speed? Or would they not be able to grab the line and then become detached and fall?
 

Disone

Well-Known Member
These crashes in the station probably don’t trigger an automatic e-stop, right? It’s more than likely CMs seeing the crash and stopping the ride, yeah?
My question is can this collision happen at the turn by the gas station where the cars slow down and speed back up? And if it happens there, and a CM doesn’t see it happen, what happens when the cars keep going? Would the crashed cars be able to get back onto the main line at full speed? Or would they not be able to grab the line and then become detached and fall?
man.... I feel like I just read the plot of the next Final Destination Movie. Nightmare scenario here, but all good questions.
 

Ayla

Member
These crashes in the station probably don’t trigger an automatic e-stop, right? It’s more than likely CMs seeing the crash and stopping the ride, yeah?
My question is can this collision happen at the turn by the gas station where the cars slow down and speed back up? And if it happens there, and a CM doesn’t see it happen, what happens when the cars keep going? Would the crashed cars be able to get back onto the main line at full speed? Or would they not be able to grab the line and then become detached and fall?
No, they can't happen at the turn station.
 

Disone

Well-Known Member
No, they can't happen at the turn station.
I am curious as to why not? Both the loading stations and turning station go through the same disconnect and reconnect process before/after the gondolas reach the turn. All the collisions seem to be in the areas were speed changes and disconnect or reconnect to the cable occurs and the turning station has the same process/feature.
 

Ayla

Member
I am curious as to why not? Both the loading stations and turning station go through the same disconnect and reconnect process before/after the gondolas reach the turn. All the collisions seem to be in the areas were speed changes and disconnect or reconnect to the cable occurs and the turning station has the same process/feature.
The gondolas are all on the same line with the same spacing at the turn station and there aren't other cars coming back onto the line like they do at the regular stations.
 

GimpYancIent

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Hmmmmmm.
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Disone

Well-Known Member
The gondolas are all on the same line with the same spacing at the turn station and there aren't other cars coming back onto the line like they do at the regular stations.
Interesting. It is true that the gondolas are not nearly bumper-to-bumper at the turning station like they are in the load stations. But they are still very much closer together than they are along the cable line.
 

GimpYancIent

Well-Known Member
@Lift Blog would know for sure.

If the cable kept delivering cars into the station and there was a blockage that kept the cars from advancing in the station, then eventually they would pile up.
Correct observation. The issue / challenge for the engineers is to ensure 100% of the time when a car (gondola) stops that the trailing cars (gondolas) also stop until the stopped one moves. 100% is the goal.
 

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