Wed 9/19/2012 6:45p
The Knott's Windseeker ride has malfunctioned for the second time in a week, this time trapping 20 people 300 feet in the air. As of the time of this posting, they've been up there for over 2 1/2 hours. According to authorities, they are too far up for the Fire Department or any other type of rescue. The ride needs to resume working before they can be taken off. People seem calm at the moment, but considering they are 30 stories in the air, patience and other things must be getting thin, not to mention the longer this goes their safety becomes more at issue, as the ride was not built to be stuck like this. When people at this spot on the ride, it is normally moving.
Wed 9/19/2012 7:03p
|YIKES...what a way to spend one's day|
Wed 9/19/2012 7:08p
|My guess is lawyers are already at the scene....|
Wed 9/19/2012 7:54p
|"My guess is lawyers are already at the scene...."|
Let's just hope they all get down safely. If and when they do, I hope they damn well lawyer up. This ride did this less than two weeks ago. And as I wrote this, news report say that absent getting the ride started again, there is no way to get them down right now.
Wed 9/19/2012 8:00p
|They're out and all safe.|
Wed 9/19/2012 8:14p
|That's good, and yes I was being serious, Knott's is liable as this is the second time this month the ride has had issues..|
Wed 9/19/2012 8:47p
|I am usually not scared about theme park rides, but with whats happened at Knotts the past few years i may stay away.|
Wed 9/19/2012 9:28p
|That's awful! Hopefully no one on-board is susceptible to panic attacks. Or needing certain medication at certain times .. or in need of the bathroom .. or .. or ........|
Makes you wonder ... if the previous attraction The Sky Jump was retired ... perhaps that was sign to not attempt anything similar!
Thu 9/20/2012 5:51a
|Luckily for Knotts, people interviewed for TV seem no worse for wear from the experience.|
Thu 9/20/2012 7:13a
|Other people interviewed (from the original link) seemed less okay:|
"Donna Garrison, who was one of those stuck on the ride, told KTLA that she was terrified that the whole thing would plummet.
KTLA also spoke to a woman who showed up to wait for her friend, who was stuck up in the air but was using his cell phone to communicate.
"He was really scared," she said, remarking that she could hear a change in his voice."
They were up there almost 4 hours. If no one sues I'll be shocked.