JERUSALEM (AFP) - Amusement parks are in the crosshairs of a new amusement park safety law which would force them to provide video surveillance to police, a top amusement park official said Tuesday."We're not saying they're not safe, we're just saying that it's a bit difficult to have a clear picture of what they're doing," Amusements Park owner Ronan Eichenberger told AFP."If you have a large amu...
Posted November 03, 2019 08:01:46The roller coaster in the amusement park amusement park in Dayton, Ohio, which plunged down a mountain last month killing four people, was part of an eight-mile chain of slides that can take up to 30 minutes to complete.
The ride was supposed to open on Thursday but was pushed back because of the weather, according to local media reports.
The coaster, which was scheduled to open in late November, was the latest in a string of deadly amusement park rides.
The last of the rides, the Boulders and Lifts, was closed in October due to the weather.
The coaster in Dayton was part, or all, of the eight-mile chain of rides.
“There was a big spike in traffic, but we have a very good track record,” said Dan Karp, an official with the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Ohio Department of transportation official Dan Karsp told ABC News the ride is closed to all traffic and that no one has died from it.
There is no official word yet on the cause of the accident.
Officials have said the ride could be reopened within a week.
It was supposed as part of a $200 million park upgrade, which will include new rides and other amenities.
Last month, the Ohio state government closed the ride due to snow, which caused the track to buckle.
A spokesperson for the park said it was a precautionary measure, but it was unclear if it had caused a delay.
Some amusement park fans have expressed frustration with the ride, which has become a popular destination for children.
Last year, more than 100,000 people visited the amusement theme park.
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