Power outage

DRE420's avatar

There is currently a power outage in most areas of the park. The demands for refunds on the CP Twitter page is fantastic as it gets. There are multiple rides stuck obviously, so with that in mind, cue the negative publicity in 3...2....1....

I saw MF stuck on the hill in a few IG posts. Damn.


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Negative publicity, shame on anyone. However I think people should be granted a refund or tickets for another day. I’m sure CP will make people whole. Can’t controk someone else’s issue!

I saw a local TV station reporter ask for permission to use a photo of Millennium Force about 1/5 of the way up the lift hill. Without the caption, no one would even know it wasn't just a still shot of a moving train.

And yes - the demand for refunds is outrageous on Twitter. So many will need to be made whole today.

Adding to an already less than stellar season fraught with misery and woe.
Next weekend? No water! Yay!

Pete's avatar

I saw Giant Wheel, Magnum and Gemini operating again from the beach, so apparently the power failure is over. Didn't affect Shores or the beach area so those people probably remained whole.


I'd rather be in my boat with a drink on the rocks,
than in the drink with a boat on the rocks.

And hopefully the hotel isn’t out.

DRE420's avatar

Don't jinx Coastermania RCMAC lol

Joe E's avatar

Outage was around 2 hours. Caused by a car hitting a power pole. Vid on twitter shows a line or transformer smoking on CP drive bordering the main parking lot. Not sure if that was the cause or further down...

Not a super long outage thankfully,. Only real issue I see was it appears that sky rides generator was smoking.

https://twitter.com/wsyx6/status/1001172010830123011

I've seen 'it run before and smoke is not normal... . Hope people got down ok

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Gemini 100- 6/11/01

Joe E said:

Outage was around 2 hours. Caused by a car hitting a power pole.

"Well what are you going to do for us? Can I see a manager? This is ridiculous!"

Yeah, this probably happened. Those are the same people that blame the park for lightning storms.


Maverick since '99

Mr. Potato's avatar

Yeah, guest service folks had to address the throngs of people using bullhorns. Tickets are being revalidaded for any day until Labor Day.


Gemini 100 (6/11/01)

Joe E's avatar

That's fantastic compensation for a two hour outage!

Seems like all the rides e-vaced as normal. MF must have got its generator going and got the train that was stopped over the lift. Sky Ride generator seemed a lot smokier than I remember (I was by south sky ride station during 2003 blackout when they got it started, not much smoke ), but guessing that is now just part of its charm. I'm Sure guest who were stuck and e-vaced were also justly compensated.

So much ado about nothing more than likely.


Gemini 100- 6/11/01

Rusty's avatar

Mr. Potato said:

Yeah, guest service folks had to address the throngs of people using bullhorns. Tickets are being revalidaded for any day until Labor Day.

So what about those who have season passes? We should get a refund on part of the pass price because of those two hours of lost ride time! Make season pass holders whole!

;-) /sarcasm


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Kevinj's avatar

It even made ABC world news (the 6:30 show)...."scary moments at an Ohio amusement park today...", and of course they showed shaky footage of the people stopped on the MF hill.

Thought and prayers to all of those touched by this tragedy, and on Memorial Day no less.

"Where were you...when the roller coasters stopped a runnin'....

That Memorial Day..."


Promoter of fog.

TTD 120mph's avatar

I plan on holding a candlelight vigil tomorrow for the time that those poor souls lost while they were temporarily stuck. You're all welcome to come.


-Adam G- The OG Dragster nut

Lash's avatar

Someone's stuck lord Kumbaya
Someone's crying lord Kumbaya
They're made whole lord Kumbaya
Oh lord Kumbaya

Skyhawk06's avatar

God, I was there the power outage happened. Is the waterpark on a different electric grid? The park wasn't running, but the waterpark was.


Steel Vengeance rides: 212

I'd rather be sailing

Marina operations attendant 2021-2024

Half of Hotel Breakers was out today. The bathrooms by the deli inside Breakers East were pitch black, the toll booth lights and computers were down, and of course a lot of rides. I’m not sure about CPS being on a different grid, but they didn’t seem to be affected.

Skyhawk06's avatar

Okay. What caused the outage though?


Steel Vengeance rides: 212

I'd rather be sailing

Marina operations attendant 2021-2024

According to Twitter, a car hit a transformer and it caught on fire? I cannot confirm or deny since I’m not entirely too sure.

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