Go For an Epic-Scale Spin on this Unpredictable Up-Ender.
If you want to know the real reason why selfie sticks were banned from park property, you’re not going to find it on the website.
Urban legend has it that the incident happened during Cheerfest 2014. Everywhere you looked that day there were clouds of hairspray, big bows, glittery stickers and the echoes of “Ready? Okay!” The Rutherford Rockets, with their competition time not for another four hours, decided to head out into the park to pass the time.
They had ridden Nitro, El Toro and Kingda Ka when cheer captain Lacey had the big idea of doing a selfie contest to see who could get the best on-ride picture. Despite the park’s strict no-loose-articles policy, all twelve girls piled on the Twister and kept their selfie sticks hidden until the ride had been checked and cleared for operation. When the ride reached its peak the girls whipped out their selfie sticks in preparation for the intense sequence of flips they had observed while waiting in line. Much to their surprise the ride operator initiated a new ride sequence, catching the girls off guard. As the ride began its cycle all twelve girls were impaled by their selfie sticks. As Twister continued its tumultuous tumble through the air, blood began to splatter the guests watching in horror down below.
Supposedly security officers rushed to confiscate all cell phones, cameras and recording devices to be sure that the grizzly scene was never went viral and stayed out of the press. However, rumor has it that the harnesses are now painted crimson red because no matter how hard the clean-up crew scrubbed they could never fully remove the blood spatter from the foam. If you ask team members about the tale, they will always discount it as an urban legend, much like the Stuntman’s Freefall scalping story. But true or not, better to play it safe – who would want their obituary reading “death by selfie stick?”
Minimum height requirement: 54″ to ride
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