in the build up to a 360, the phone got dislodged from my pocket and dropped off. me, parik and mani in one row and the archita, dave, anush and khagen in the second row could all see it fall off. i did not realize what it was until a second instant and then it was beautiful to watch fall. my heart was in my mouth from fear of losing the phone but the sight was wonderful. everything slowed down, and we could see the phone roll over and turn in the air as it was about to hit the ground. that was when i lost sight of it.
for four days of painful waiting i did not know whether it was lost or found, in one piece or seven. today i got it back. there are a few cracks at the bottom side, but otherwise the phone look intact. i am going to write a thank ou note to the security staff who retrieved it and mailed it back safe. it would be awful if the phone survived the ride and broke in the mail system.
the ride stats:
Superman: Ultimate Flight by the numbers
|Height Restrictions ||min. 54" |
|Ride Category ||Thrill (More like this) |
|Flash Pass ||Yes |
|Introduced ||Spring 2003 |
|Elevation ||115 feet |
|Top Speed ||60 mph |
|Duration ||More than 3 minutes |
|Capacity ||28 riders |
|Manufacturer ||Bolliger & Mabillard |