Stroller Dangerously Flung From Attraction Causes Emergency Stoppage

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Stroller Stuck on Carowinds Ride

Theme Parks all across the country are welcoming back record numbers of Guests after a couple of rough years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort reported more than $7 billion in revenue from Disney Parks & Experiences in the last quarter and we’ve also seen other theme parks like Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood,  SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens have attendance numbers climb to similar rates of that prior to the pandemic.

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A popular theme park in the southeastern portion of the United States is also gearing up for a big season.

Carowinds, located in Charlotte, NC, is home to almost 60 world-class rides, the Carolinas’ best waterpark, live entertainment, Camp Snoopy, and downhome Carolina cuisine.

While it’s certainly an exciting theme park to attend, that doesn’t mean that mishaps can’t happen.

Credit: Carowinds

TikTok user @Parkineer recently posted a video where a stroller was caught on a swinging attraction at Carowinds.

A stroller got caught on this ride at Carowinds. video posted with permission from @heatherbaker11


A stroller got caught on this ride at Carowinds. video posted with permission from @heatherbaker11

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As you can see in the video above, the stroller becomes hooked on the ride and is swinging dangerously in the air with a child in the cart above. It eventually makes contact with one of the markers below and that knocks it loose. We can also see in the video that the ride came to a stop after this point.

The ride is called Mountain Gliders and Carowinds official description of the attraction reads:

Have you ever wanted to soar like a bird over majestic mountains? The Mountain Gliders offers an experience that’s mighty close. After boarding one of the unique carriages, you’ll start spinning at a high speed, so much so that you’ll spin outward and rise to 28 feet above the ground. Once in the air, you take matters into your own hands by operating the carriage’s controls to command the glider’s flight.

Whether you explore the high altitudes as if flying above the Blue Ridge Mountains or cruise at a lower elevation in the valleys, the choice – and experience, mild or wild – is up to you.

Mountain Glider at Carowinds
Credit: Carowinds

Theme park rides that swing like this can’t simply come to a complete stop once a stoppage is needed. They slow down and finish out the rotation so that Guests remain safe during the stoppage. The Team Members did a great job of keeping everyone safe and getting the ride to a stopping point after the stroller broke free in what could’ve been a very dangerous situation.

Carolina Cyclone at Carowinds
Credit: Carowinds

Carowinds tickets start as low as $45.00 and the amusement park has an on-site hotel in the all-new SpringHill Suites Charlotte and a 55-acre on-site cabin and RV park named Camp Wilderness that is open year-round.

The parent company of Carowinds Cedar Fair. Recently, SeaWorld Entertainment Co. made a multi-billion dollar offer to purchase Cedar Fair; however, that bid was rejected.

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