A visitor to Carowinds amusement park in North Carolina filmed the ride’s passage at the weak shaft level. The Fury 325 roller coaster was subsequently closed for repairs.
The American amusement park in Carowinds, near Charlotte, North Carolina, was forced to close its main ride “after park employees noticed a crack in the top of a steel support pole,” it reported Sunday. The New York Times.
The Fury 325 roller coaster will remain stationary while crews perform repairs, Courtney McGarry-Weber, a spokeswoman for the venue, said. A North Carolina Department of Labor spokesperson announced Sunday that its Elevators and Recreational Equipment Office was heading to the site to investigate Monday.
On Friday, June 30, Jeremy Wagner, who was visiting the park with his family, filmed a gravity trolley as it passed over a shaft with a large crack. Her daughter had just replaced her eight times on the fragile merry-go-round.
Jeremy Wagner said, in remarks quoted The New York Times.
More fear than harm in the end as no injuries were reported. The father of the family explained that he gave his photos to park officials before he came home and learned of Fury 325’s closure. “I’m grateful to them for doing that,” he said.
One of the greatest attractions in North America
At nearly 100 metres, Fury 325 is one of Carowinds’ premiere roller coasters. A roller coaster with a speed of more than 150 km/h can carry dozens of passengers, according to park site.
Carowinds calls this attraction, which opened in March 2015, “North America’s Tallest Giga Coaster.”
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