North Carolina rollercoaster stalls three times in a week

Carowinds, North Carolina.

Carowinds, North Carolina. Image by Russ and Lori Reed / CC BY 2.0

The Carowinds theme park, or the self-titled ‘Thrill Capital of the Southeast’, in North Carolina has been giving its visitors a little more excitement than they bargained for recently. The park’s newest rollercoaster, the Fury 325, stalled three times in a week last week, leaving riders stopped at the top of a steep incline. The roller coaster is billed as the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster and travels up to 95 mph. Officials at the park explained the malfunction as a safety mechanism kicking in. Read more: time.com

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