Drop Rides Shutdown at Cedar Fair Parks
The Associated Press has reported that the Drop Zone, a drop tower ride at Kings Dominion has been closed as a result of the accident involving a girls feet being severed on a drop ride at a Six Flags park. Cedar Fair has ordered similar rides closed at the Paramount parks it acquired last year. As a safety precaution drop rides at Kings Island (Cincinnati, OH) Kings Dominion (Doswell, VA), Carowinds (Charlotte, NC), Canada’s Wonderland (Ontario, Canada) and Great America (Santa Clara, CA).
Although, Drop Zone (pictured left) is a different type of drop ride, it’s probably a good idea that Cedar Fair closes these rides. Hopefully, the ongoing investigation will shed some light on the cause of the accident.
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