What was nerve-wracking for the passengers was downright terrifying for those watching.
A Wisconsin amusement park ride malfunctioned Wednesday, causing a heavy bungee cord to slam down on the concrete next to passengers preparing to be launched like a catapult.
Carrie Sueker and Trevor Larson, 13, were strapped in and ready to be launched into the sky when suddenly the launching cord snapped right next to them. The crash put a hole in the concrete. In the video of the mishap, the pair at first doesn’t seem to realize what happened.
“I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t realize the magnitude, I think, of what did go wrong,” Sueker told local reporters.
Mt. Olympus Theme Park and Resort reimbursed Trevor and Sueker for their night’s stay and the cost of the ride. The park also offered them another turn at the Catapult, which they politely declined.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.