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Old February 9th, 2010, 03:37 PM
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Here's a pic of the 1976 Texas Chute Out crew when the ride first opened.
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Old August 9th, 2010, 11:37 PM
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Funny, now there's 2 at the most 4 crew members running Chute out. We always said they'd never tear down Cliffhanger, but.......
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In 76 Chute Out had the coolest uniforms AND they got to wear sunglasses which was just so unique for anyone working in the park. Remember, you couldn't wear much jewelry and at most rides and food stands you were not to let guests see you sitting down unless you were on break. So... sunglasses were a BIG deal.

On people getting stuck, there was an override that allowed the motors to bypass the limit switches and lower the guests. Sometimes guests were up there a little while but, i don't remember them being up there more than 20 min or so.

The other thing about working Chute Out was the weight limit. You had to separate couples that you might have thought their combined weight was more than I think 300-350 for the chairs. It could be an embarrassing question you had to ask couples in the 70s. Now days you'd have to separate everyone...Thank you SuperSize fries.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 06:08 PM
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I may have exaggerated the length of time, I don't know for sure. It was a very long time ago and I was very young. I am certain that they were up there longer than twenty minutes and I'm fairly sure they were up there for over an hour, because my parents and I would be in different parts of the park and we would look up and notice that the people were still up there. I'm going to have to ask my mom and see if she remembers anything about it.
Is there anyway that the cable or gears may have jammed? I don't think that I dreamed this occurence, but who knows?


I did some research and discovered an incident where two girls were stuck on the the ride for 90 minutes. So your memory isn't playing tricks on you.
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The other thing about working Chute Out was the weight limit. You had to separate couples that you might have thought their combined weight was more than I think 300-350 for the chairs. It could be an embarrassing question you had to ask couples in the 70s. Now days you'd have to separate everyone...Thank you SuperSize fries.
STOP has a weight limit. It was fun to tell folks when the ride would weigh them and then set the car back down. "Okay folks, one of you is too heavy to ride!" LOL Usually it was just a few pounds and having everyone remove thier shoes would do the trick.
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