JERSEY SHORE – A roller coaster at a popular local amusement park was being tested on April 20 when test dummies flew off. Owners still say the coaster is safe.
The incident occurred at Playland’s Castaway Cove in Ocean City, NJ. The dummies were filled with water and sprung leaks, causing them to change shape and fall out of the GaleForce ride.
“Obviously it’s not something that would ever happen with a person in it,” said Park Vice President Bryan Hartley. “You know you don’t lose rigidity in a person. The lap bar comes down. You’re secured in there.”
The park insists the ride, which is tested for 2 hours each day, has been ruled “100 percent safe” and has been problem-free ever since the incident.
The ride goes up to speeds of 64 miles per hour and climbs to 125 feet high.
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