June 11, 2007
You'd need a big UPS
...to keep a roller coaster running.
Blackout Stops Coaster Riders Upside-Down
Some Stuck 150 Feet Up For Half Hour
POSTED: 6:16 pm EDT June 10, 2007
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- "It was very scary," said Connie McBride, and she says she will never get on the X-Coaster again.
A dozen riders were on the roller coaster at an amusement park in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday night when it and several other rides lost power, leaving riders suspended upside-down for about a half hour. Some were hanging 150 feet above ground.
Posted by joke du jour at June 11, 2007 06:00 PM
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After working all week in Memphis, we came home to read the same headlines you described. What an unfortunate way to extend a visit to such a fabulous amuzement park!
Other folks find Hot Springs a great place to hang around. Recently geographer Warren Bland named Hot Springs, Ark. the No. 1 place in America to retire.
I gotta admit, Hot Springs is a pretty cool place to live, even for those of us who aren't yet retired.
Posted by: Rebecca at June 12, 2007 06:20 AM
All right, then. Everyone's ready to pack up and move to Hot Springs, eh?
Posted by: JdJ at June 12, 2007 05:22 PM