Intimidator Water Dummy

Featured Photo #32 – My Favorite Dummies

Intimidator Water DummyThese lucky plastic dummies are often the first riders on the roller coasters that we’re itching to ride. I assume that they’re meant to simulate a weighted train packed with live riders. They’ve been featured in countless test videos on YouTube (like this one of the Battlestar Galactica coaster), but I never thought I’d get to meet them in person. I couldn’t help myself when I saw a bunch of these under the Intimidator’s station during the 2010 Coaster Stock event at Carowinds. The Bolliger & Mabillard stamp had me geeking out even more.

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