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Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby djw44 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:45 pm

Stinger got stuck again and made the news. How many times is this now between Great America and Dorney that it has made the news for this? http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional- ... index.html Time for Stinger to be recycled again, only this time to become sheet metal for a car or I beams to erect a building.
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby Yoshi » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:55 pm

90 minutes? I guess it's not as bad as the 5 hours at Great America but that's still a long time to be stuck especially if you are on the lift and facing downwards. I wonder how many times it has broken down with riders on the coaster that isn't picked up by the news. This is at least the 6th or 7th report of it happening since the ride opening although the first one reported this year.

Every time I am at the park, I walk by the ride and consider riding the coaster but then I think about something like this happening and usually decide against it. I've been to Dorney 17 times since the ride opened and only have ridden the coaster 7 times (3 of which were opening weekend last year before the breakdowns started). If it was a reliable coaster, I'd probably be up to 30 or 40 rides by now.

Can we please get Laser back now that it's for sale?
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby djw44 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:10 am

Sounds like a plan!
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby Hauntguy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:29 am

By now, Stinger is not only a sunk cost of $10 million but is also becoming a major slap in the face to the Cedar Fair management who made the move for the park. That land could have been utilized for something so much better.
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby dptalon135 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:35 pm

Hauntguy wrote:That land could have been utilized for something so much better.


I'd add that the same can be said of the money that has been spent to disassemble, ship across the country, refurbish, build, and continue to maintain the ride. So many better uses.
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby Hooky965 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:21 pm

FWIW, it not only made WFMZ, it was also picked up by WPVI-6 Philly. I can't recall the story going beyond the valley last year, but apparently that's the direction that it's going. The story also recapped the fact that the ride has had "a history of problems".

methinks this will be the last year for the ride. If there are another couple of incidents like this, I wouldn't be surprised to see the ride SBNO for the remainder of the season.

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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby coasterluver » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:09 am

It made WPVI-Philly last year, not this year. Either way, its horrible for the park, and should be stopped before we see an incident like Six Flags Great Americas The Flip Side...
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby Hooky965 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:38 pm

It was on the channel 6 AM newscast prior to GMA yesterday. Also had a viewer cell phone vid.
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby dorneydude » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:16 pm

$10million!!1 HAHAHAHAHAHA..yea right! :lol:
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby coasterluver » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Hooky965 wrote:It was on the channel 6 AM newscast prior to GMA yesterday. Also had a viewer cell phone vid.
Really? Whats the link... I would like to see it! :)
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby Dorneyman27 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:50 pm

dorneydude wrote:$10million!!1 HAHAHAHAHAHA..yea right! :lol:

I hope the $10 million was the original price when the ride was first built. It probably cost only $1-2 million to transport the ride and refurbish it. I would say reusing rides is a good thing, but not with the kind of record this ride had back in California. I am one of few people on this site who actually enjoy Stinger, but I think it is time for some brand new rides.
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby Hooky965 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:09 pm

The link isn't on the site. I know that I saw it because if it wasn't for that piece, I wouldn't have know about it happening in the first place... I don't get the paper, and the 6:30 morning news on 6 is pretty much the only thing I get to watch. I guess it wasn't a long enough feature to warrant a clip to be put on their site.
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby coasterluver » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:28 am

Also, has anyone noticed that Stinger hasn't been running since the incident. Driving past the other day, I even saw some kind of work going on there. Looked like they were replacing the lift chains or something.
Dorneyman27 wrote:I am one of few people on this site who actually enjoy Stinger, but I think it is time for some brand new rides.

Stinger is certainly enjoyable when it works, but it brings too much bad than good, so I would have to agree with you on that. Not to mention, people won't ride it with the fear of it getting stuck for an hour and a half, or worse, longer, like in CGA.
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby dorneydude » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:23 pm

FEAR THE FOUR.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Stinger Makes the News again!

Postby N_Dub04Gli » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:17 pm

^^^ Um, I think you have that backwards... Don't you mean "Fear only one"???

What a waste of time, space and money. Bad move Cedar Fair...
2015... My year off from Dorney. C'mon Cedar Fair, you are losing me...
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