Dozens stuck for nearly 90 minutes on Carowinds’ Windseeker

Posted July 29, 2013 5:39 am | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Some thrill seekers at Carowinds say they got more than a bird’s eye view of Charlotte after getting buckled into one of the park’s most popular rides. The WindSeeker left about 64 riders suspended from the air for about an hour and ten minutes.  The passengers were brought safely to the ground and nobody was injured.  The WindSeeker at Carowinds is listed as the tallest ride on the park’s website.  This is not the first problem with the WindSeeker.  It also broke down last summer, prompting an internal review into the safety of the ride nationwide.  This time around, Carowinds says a sensor was engaged, causing the ride’s safety system to activate.  The park gave the riders a free meal and tickets.