This Carnival Attraction Slingshot Video Gives Me a Panic Attack.
Theme park and amusement park rides malfunctioned unusually in 2022. Although no one was wounded in this latest event, the footage is nonetheless horrifying. Many people were trapped on the rides, injured, and even died.
The London Winter Wonderland slingshot ride accident occurred. A pair of riders are caught in a metal ball launched into the air by heavy-duty rubber bands. As shown in the Twitter video, one belt loosens immediately after the trip begins, slamming riders into a metal support pole. Look.
According to the Daily Mail, two riders who were retrieved from the capsule were evaluated by medical experts and were unharmed. If the capsule had greater momentum at the line break, everything may have been worse. The attraction is closed while the event is investigated.
As thrilling rides are meant to scare people without actually endangering them, this is a nightmare scenario. Many people shun such attractions out of fear. It happens once, but rarely.
This accident should finish a year of riding accidents. An Icon Park FreeFall attraction killed a Florida kid in March. The park will dismantle the tower following decommissioning.
The year saw many roller coasters. El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey had multiple injuries in August. El Toro’s inspection revealed major structural deterioration. A Danish roller coaster accident killed a 14-year-old girl a month earlier.