Some roller coasters are so dangerous that it’s not hard to understand why they’re shut down, but then we have roller coasters that are so crazy, It really makes you question how they get approved a bill in the first place.
Number five: The high roller in Las Vegas
It didn’t exactly last long as we shut down in 2005, and it’s pretty easy to understand why, Not only were the tracks wrapped around the Stratosphere Tower, but they were also 900 feet above the Las Vegas strip, making for an insane drop.
Unfortunately, had to close as repairs would have cost five hundred thousand dollars, but at one point, it was the tallest roller coaster in the world, putting it in the record books forever.
Number four: The fear coaster
It’s completely normal for a new roller coaster to have some problems, but this ride really proves we have to draw the line after a while, the fear coaster at the Easter Show in Australia was pretty popular, but there’s a ton of issues ever since it opened. For instance, in 2011, it broke down in mid-air on the first day of the show and had to be closed down for repairs. Even before then, in 2010, about three people stranded upside down for over an hour, which must have been super scary for them. Worst of all, though, is the same faulty security sensors that caused the right to break down every single time. I mean, like seriously, with a track record that bad, it probably was a good thing. Oh, so expensive to repair.
Number three: God of wind and thunder
Japanese roller coasters have a reputation for being the most insane in the world, but not every right as well. The fusion rising to at Expo Land was named after the God of wind and thunder, but it’s run at the park, clearly didn’t have the gods blessing.
In 2007, a wheel axle on the ride broke and killed one person as well as injuring 19 others. Even worse, he was a young girl who died in the accident that happened on May 5th, which, if you didn’t know, is actually child’s day, it turned out that the wheel that broke in on the rides since 1992 and that was enough to put the coaster out of action for good and make it permanently banned forever.
Number two:rat looting castle
Sometimes coaches get shut down because of an accident, and sometimes they close because the public just doesn’t like them, but every so often a ride gets people hurt as well as being massively unpopular, and that’s exactly what happened with the rat looting castle. The ride was famous for not being much fun as the sharp parents or super painful and that people with huge bruises. However, the final straw was in 2013 when an 18-year-old staff member fell to his death after trying to push the ride along the tracks, The accident basically led to a huge investigation about the ride staff, and that was the excuse they needed to get rid of the unpopular coaster finally. Despite its name, the Hercules roller coaster wasn’t strong enough to keep its place at DORNEY Park forever.
The ride opened in nineteen eighty-nine, it was instantly a record-breaker, having the longest drop of any wooden roller coaster at the time, it got the nickname, quote-unquote hurts your knees or being so painful to ride, it was shut down after only 14 years, which is roller coaster years is a really short run, bonus factors actually replaced by Hydra The Revenge, a coaster named after another famous character in Greek mythology, I don’t know about you guys, but wouldn’t roller coasters seem super dangerous? But let me know the comments if you’d ride this thing.
Number one: The hurricane roller coaster
Most of the rides on this list have a good reason for closing, the sometimes old favorites have to go away just to make way for something new. The hurricane roller coaster in Dania Beach is really popular like a lot of couples got married on the ride and once a magician rode on it while escaping from handcuffs, a blindfold, and a straitjacket. However, after 16 years, the roller coaster was finally demolished to make way for it. Eight hundred million dollar shopping and entertainment center, it’s kind of sad, especially since out of the two attractions, the roller coaster was clearly cooler. Either way, good things always have to come to an end.
Demolition of the hurricane roller coaster in Dania Beach began Wednesday, the ride has been visible from 95 and Dania Beach for the past 16 years, The roller coaster is being disassembled piece by piece, and the process could take weeks, the hurricane closed five years ago and must come down now to make way for 102-acre shopping center called Dania.