It was a day to remember at Playland, but not for the right reasons after one of the rides broke down with people still on board.
Laura Ballance with Playland says The Beast broke down in what she describes as a parts issue, but she is happy in how the staff reacted.
I’m happy to say that our ride operations team did exactly what they were trained to do, which was to bring the ride to a slow stop, and the ride did what it was designed to do in coming to that gradual stop,” says Ballance.
Ride-goers heard a loud noise while the ride was running. Everyone was able to get off without injury.