Chicago Sun Times – A newly built roller coaster stalled 150 feet above ground Sunday afternoon, stranding a dozen riders for almost two hours at a Northern California amusement park, a park spokeswoman said. The Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster stopped at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the top of the ride, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom spokeswoman Nancy Chan told the Vallejo Times-Herald. Vallejo firefighters arrived at about 3 p.m. A theme park crane equipped with a large personnel bucket was prepared to reach the riders.
True story I’ve never been on a roller coaster in my life. I was always a water park and swimming guy growing up and years of playing Roller Coaster tycoon convinced me that it was wholly rational to think that one bad day could lead a ride operator to just launch one of those cars 1,000 MPH into the air before crashing into the side of a fucking mountain. But in recent years I finally convinced myself that I’d go ahead and take the plunge at the next available opportunity. Welp, fuck that shit. No chance I’m ever going near one of those things after seeing this episode play out. Being stuck at the crux of a death-defying roller coaster is literally the exact opposite of what I call a good time. If I had been on that thing I would’ve tried to climb out and jimmy my way down, undoubtedly falling and breaking my head on every beam and bar on the way down to my cement chalk outline 150 feet below. Fuck roller coasters, I’ll be sticking with my floaty noodle, please.