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Ooops: Sahara's Roller Coaster Short Circuits Mid-Ride

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 6th April 2007 11:11am
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Sahara's "Speed, The Ride" short circuited mid-ride yesterday leaving a grip of frenzied NASCAR freaks dangling in the air for an hour or so. The coaster was on its way up into the loopdiloop when it sputtered and rolled backwards.

There have been numerous thrill ride accidents in Las Vegas over the past few years, particularly at the top of the Stratosphere. In related news, The Amusement Safety Organization released its list of the 5 "worst" amusement parks/rides for 2006 - the third worst winner was New York-New York Hotel & Casino - shocking because they only have ONE ride!

This is what ASO has to say about NY-NY

The most surprising thing about this venue being the 3rd worse rated venue by Amusement Safety Organization is the mere fact that only one roller coaster operates here. Back and neck problems are an ongoing issue, sure, the public has said the ride was fun, however, they sure know how to make mention of the roughness of this attraction.

The response from the operators of this attraction and more so from the Clark County Development Services department( here to oversee the safety of this attraction for the public) were not too assuring. They did, however, have no problem with ASO doing their job and sending in information pertaining to rider related injuries...

You can read the rest of the "winners" here and see some video of the Sahara rescue here



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