A US amusement park has announced that it will permanently close the world’s second tallest roller coaster.
Cedar Point’s decision comes a year after a small metal object ejected from the 400-foot Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster and struck a woman in the head at the park in Sandusky, seriously injuring her.
A state investigation found no evidence that the park acted illegally or had reason to believe the ride was unsafe.
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The ride has been closed since the August 15, 2021 accident.
Park officials did not say whether the accident influenced the decision to permanently close the roller coaster, which has been in operation for 19 years and has attracted 18 million riders.
In a statement announcing the closure, the park noted that its “legacy of ride innovation lives on. Our team is working hard to create a new and reimagined driving experience.”
More details on his plans would be announced in the future.
The Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey is said to be the tallest in the world at 450 feet (139 m).
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