Joker's Jinx

This picture was taken during testing about a week after Joker's Jinx got stuck in the middle of the ride.  In order to simulate the weight of riders, this train was filled with water bottles.  A roll-back is always a possibility on this ride.  If the LIM's don't provide an adequate boost in speed at the beginning of the course, there is a chance that the train won't make it completely through the track, and this is just what happened in August 2014.  Unfortunately, the train on this occasion stopped rather high up which complicated the process of extracting riders.  It took nearly five hours to evacuate all 24 riders from the stranded train.

People stuck on a roller coaster at Six Flags

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