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Another day; another roller coaster that done gone fucked up and caused a bunch of people to get stuck on it until the fire department could get them down. Shudder.


Reports AP Online:

Six people, including three children, had to be rescued from a roller coaster in Ohio after a power outage left them stuck.

The riders were on the Pepsi Python coaster at in Anderson Township’s Coney Island Amusement Park on Sunday when the power went out around 6:30 p.m.

Emily Adkins, the mother of one of the children, tells WXIX-TV that they were stuck on the roller coaster for over 20 minutes.


Gah, this is one of my worst nightmares come true. “Nightmares,” as in I haven’t ridden a roller coaster in something like 14 years but do regularly take the subway, which also runs on a track, etc., and have been stuck between stations with a bunch of angry people who forgot to bring a book to pass the time when shit like that happens—so, maybe not equally terrifying, but close.

Thankfully, a bunch of knights in shining overalls came to the rescue. reports two of the youngest riders were the last to be taken down. They say they were “scared, a little nervous” but agree that being saved by the firefighters was “awesome.”

I know it’s 2015, but can we bring ‘bonus’ back? Because being rescued by a bunch of hot firemen (in my theoretical fantasy world, they are) seems like one.

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When I was a kid, fifth grade, I went on a roller coaster for the first time; I was without an adult (complicated story).

It wasn’t anything fancy, three dips and a few curves. It was basically the equilivent of The Blue Streak.

I’m a little scared but an doing ok until the first drop when my safety bar flys forward; it had never been locked in place. I’m tiny and am grabbing onto the sides of the ride compartment as tightly as I can terrified that every time my butt lifts up from the force of a drop I’ll fly out and drop to my death.

I 20+ years later I still hate roller coasters.