Beech Bend ride fails

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Beech Bend ride fails

Post by Gump » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:14 pm

http://www.ameripublications.com/breaki ... y-920.html

So if you didn't hear the Jitter Bug at Beech Bend tipped over and sent about 8 kids to the hospital. I'm pretty sure well all have heard about this but here's an article on it in case you didn't . I certainly feel for the park on this, as this break a small financially strapped park. What do you guys think about the ride? Personally I've always felt the Jitter Bug was unsafe and didn't like to let the kids ride it. What's your take on the thing tipping? If you could suggest to the park a good replacement ride what would it be, keeping in mind they don't have a huge budget?

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Re: Beech Bend ride fails

Post by Paul Drabek » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:25 pm

My gut says they loaded all of the kids up on one side and that caused the tip. Honestly the fewer fair rides and the more permanent rides Beech Bend gets the better.
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Re: Beech Bend ride fails

Post by Gump » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:13 pm

Yeah, I think it had to do with the way it was loaded as well.

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Re: Beech Bend ride fails

Post by bratman » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:23 pm

according to a ride op. that I know there, it was indeed loaded improperly.

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Re: Beech Bend ride fails

Post by Gump » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:24 pm

Shame, it had to happen at all.

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