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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.

Rebecca McCormick,
Travel writer, Hot Springs Village Voice
and Gannett News Service
Feature writer, Hot Springs Life & Home

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

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