Teen Decapitated by Roller Coaster at Six Flags

Horrifying Accident at Six Flags Over Georgia, Teen DecapitatedA tragedy occurred at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday when a 17 year old boy was killed when he was struck by a roller coaster. Two teens had left the park for lunch and then returned. Instead of going back through the main gate they took a shortcut by jumping two six foot fences and entering a restricted area near Batman – Th...[Read More]

Riders Stranded on Knotts Berry Farm Ride

Riders Stranded on Sky Cabin at Knotts Berry FarmThe sky cabin is a 225-foot observation tower at Knotts Berry Farm near Los Angeles. Sunday night, 24 passengers were stranded on the ride when it was about 50 feet above the ground. Firefighters rescued the riders after a 2 hour scare. No injuries were reported. More at the LA Times. Have you ever ridden the Sky Cabin at Knotts? Have you ever been ...[Read More]

Accident @ Cedar Point | Wildcat Injures Nine

Accident on Cedar Point’s Wildcat, Nine Treated for Minor Injuries Cedar Point’s off to a bit of a rocky start with the first roller coaster accident of the season. A car on the Wildcat rolled back into the station as it was ascending the lift hill. IT slammed into several cars in the station. Thankfully, injuries were minor. Nine people were treated for bruises and sprains at the park...[Read More]

Man Dies After Riding Expedition Everest @ Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Man Dies After Riding Roller Coaster at Walt Disney WorldToday, a man died after riding the Expedition Everest roller coaster at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. The 44-year-old man was unresponsive when the ride was over. He was given CPR and pronounced dead at a hospital. Apparently, he had no visible signs of injury. An autopsy will be conducted to see if the man had pre-existing medic...[Read More]

Riders Stuck on Two Face Roller Coaster Again!

Chronic Breakdown Coaster Two Face Breaks Down AgainTwo Face: The Flip Side broke down again this weekend at Six Flags America located near Washington D.C. This is almost not even news. This is at least the third break down in 2 years for the shuttle roller coaster. This time riders were stranded 10 stories in the air for two hours. More at the Washington Post.

Girl Falls from Ride at Six Flags America

6-Year Old Girl Falls from Ride | Six Flags America There was yet another accident at a theme park. Last Friday, a child fell from the “Octopus” at Six Flags America in Largo, MD. Thankfully, her injuries were not life threatening. She suffered hip, leg, and head injuries, but is expected to be fine. Apparently the 6-year old girl stood up on the ride just as it was starting to move. P...[Read More]

Cedar Fair Closes Drop Rides

Drop Rides Shutdown at Cedar Fair ParksThe Associated Press has reported that the Drop Zone, a drop tower ride at Kings Dominion has been closed as a result of the accident involving a girls feet being severed on a drop ride at a Six Flags park. Cedar Fair has ordered similar rides closed at the Paramount parks it acquired last year. As a safety precaution drop rides at Kings Island (Cincinnati, O...[Read More]

Girls Feet Cut Off @ Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Girls Feet Severed on Thrill Ride at Louisville Six Flags Needless to say, this season hasn’t been without its share of amusement park accidents. This most recent incident is by far the most gruesome. On Thursday, a 13-year old girl had her feet severed while riding Superman Power of Tower at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville. The Power of Tower is a drop ride that stands 177 feet tal...[Read More]

Timber Tower Accident at Dollywood

Timber Tower Strands Riders for Hours“Forty four guests were stranded on Dollywood’s Timber Tower amusement ride Saturday night as the attraction was beginning its cycle. According to sources, the passenger vehicle became stuck at the top of the tower, causing the ride’s emergency safety system to engage. The passengers remained at the top of the tower for nearly three hours whil...[Read More]

X Coaster Leaves Riders Hanging | Roller Coaster Accidents

X Coaster at Magic Springs Hangs Rider 150′ In the AirMagic Springs & Crystal Falls (Hot Springs, Arkansas) was the site of an unnerving scene on Sunday. A Maurer Söhne X-Car Coaster named X Coaster left 12 riders suspended upside down 150 feet up, when the park experienced a power outage. The riders were upside down for 30 minutes until firefighters were able to rescue them with a ladd...[Read More]

Accident on Magnum XL-200 @ Cedar Point

The 2007 season has been a bit rocky for Cedar Point. First, Maverick’s opening was delayed and now there was an accident on the park’s marquee roller coaster, Magnum XL-200. One train rear-ended another after it wasn’t stopped by the final brakes. I hope that they’re able to figure out what caused the accident and fix it. Magnum XL-200 is nothing short of a roller coaster ...[Read More]

Roller Coaster Accident at Expoland

Texas Giant Accident For information on the July 19th accident at Six Flags Over Texas involving a woman falling from the New Texas Giant go here: Woman Dies While Riding New Texas Giant [divider_line] 1 dies, 21 injured at Expoland in JapanThe Washington Post reported that there was an accident at Expoland an amusement park in Osaka, Japan. An axle on the Togo Stand Up coaster known as Fujin Raij...[Read More]

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