CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An amusement park in North Carolina had to close down one of its rollercoasters when a man noticed a significant crack in a support beam.
As a car filled with passengers zoomed past, the beam visibly shifted out of position, video shows.
(Video courtesy of Jeremy Wagner via WCNC)
The park, Carowinds, confirmed on Sunday that repairs were underway for the Fury 325 rollercoaster following the report of the steel support pillar issue.
“Safety is our top priority and we appreciate the patience and understanding of our valued guests during this process,” the business said in a statement. “As part of our comprehensive safety protocols, all rides, including Fury 325, undergo daily inspections to ensure their proper functioning and structural integrity.”
Promoted as the “tallest, fastest, longest giga coaster in North America” on the park’s website, the Fury 325 stands at a peak height of 325 feet and reaches speeds of up to 95 mph.