FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) - Carowinds has reopened
its new WindSeeker ride a day after it had stranded about two dozen
riders high in the sky.
The theme park that
straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina state line had its 300-foot
tall swing ride shut down around 10 a.m. Saturday with 25 riders aboard.
After nearly an hour, the
ride lowered the passengers to about 30 feet in the air, where they were
stranded for nearly two hours before getting back on the ground.
Carowinds said a sensor in the ride engaged, causing the safety system to activate.
Park officials say
maintenance and safety workers adjusted the sensitivity of the safety
brake and ran test cycles Saturday and Sunday before opening it to the
public about noon Sunday.