‘Fury 325’ Roller Coaster Closed After Fan Notices Major Crack in Support Beam

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Credit: Carowinds

A genuinely horrifying occurrence took place at Carowinds Theme Park, which has reignited the concern for safety on rides.

Located on the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, Carowinds Amusement Park is known for its thrilling rides and exciting attractions. Among these is the world-renowned roller coaster Fury 325, which has become a must-visit destination for coaster enthusiasts from all over North America.

Unfortunately, that ride had been closed due to a significant safety issue. 

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Credit: Carowinds

A Horrific Scene at Carowinds

The colossal Fury 325 ride features a 95 mph maximum speed and stretches over a 6,602-foot track. With its towering support pillars and sleek steel structure, the Fury 325 is a sight to behold. From its traditional chain lift hill to its high-speed curves and heart-stopping banked turns, this coaster promises an adrenaline rush like no other, taking Guests to speeds up to 95 mph.

This ride is very popular, meaning that fans have eyes on it at all times. One Carowinds visitor was watching the ride zoom past when he noticed a very large crack in one of the support beams. The video went on to go viral on Twitter.

Soon after this video was released, Carowinds shut down the ride. They released a statement on the subject, explaining that their team was “conducting a thorough inspection and the ride will remain closed until repairs have been completed.” They go on to explain;

“Safety is out top priority, ad we appreciate the patience and understanding of our valued guests during this process. As part of our comprehensive safety protocols, all rides, including Fury 325, undergo daily inspections to ensure their proper functioning and structural integrity.”

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Credit: Carowinds

Are Theme Parks Doing Enough?

Regardless of if you are a Carowinds visitor or not, this story has sent a shiver down the spine of every theme Park enthusiast. As Disney Parks and Universal fans, we put so much trust in these companies to keep us and our loved ones safe on rides. There is an immense amount of risk that comes with rides as fast as modern-day roller coasters, and this incident is a sobering reminder that theme parks can quickly become a very dangerous places.

According to their statement, Carowinds conducts daily safety checks, the same as Disney and Universal. Hopefully, this incident gives theme Parks an incentive to provide more thorough safety checks for all rides. Thankfully, no one was hurt in what could have easily become a very tragic situation.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.