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Apollo's Chariot

This location is notorious because of the famous incident on March 27, 1999 when fashion model Fabio was hit in the face by a goose.  He was in the front car for the coaster's maiden voyage.  Since the media was there to cover the new coaster, they were able to photograph him as he returned to the station with blood covering his face thanks to a one-inch cut on his nose.

The park has taken steps to ensure that birds are not a threat to this coaster.  Currently, there are nets next to the track.  There is a water cannon (barely visible on the left) that shoots right before trains pass by.  And the introduction of certain fish and snapping turtles have driven away the ducks and geese.

Apollo's Chariot -- where Fabio hit a bird!

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