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VIDEO: Huge metal bar falls off turning ferris wheel at crowded amusement park in Texas – WATCH

LA MARQUE, Texas — A Ferris wheel that lost a metal beam in the middle of operation Friday night, was back in operation less than 24 hours later.

The incident happened during the popular Magical Winter Lights event at the Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, Texas.

Source: Caught on camera: Ferris wheel loses metal beam while in service


NEVER ENDING NIGHTMARE: Ride the World’s Highest, Fastest, Longest Roller Coaster ‘Falcon’s Flight’ Six Flags Qiddiya in Saudi Arabia in 2023

THE tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster in the world is set to open in Saudi Arabia in 2023. The Falcon’s Flight could hit dizzying speeds of up to 155mph.

The ride is just one of the record-breaking attractions that will feature at the new Six Flags Qiddiya in Saudi Arabia.

Launch powered drops will hit speeds up to 250kph (155mph) according to the footage.

Source: World’s longest, tallest and fastest rollercoaster to open in Saudi Arabia

SCARY!!! Playland “The Beast” breaks down mid-ride

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.

Source: Playland attraction “The Beast” breaks down mid-ride

All 55 Rides at Walt Disney World, Ranked

With so many rides to choose from, we broke down the ones that must be visited and others that you won’t necessarily mind missing.

There are only so many hours in a day at Walt Disney World, so how do you decide what to ride first? Simple: you take our advice for it. This meticulous ranking of every stellar must-see 3D attraction, perfectly themed roller coaster, and out-of-this-world flyer will help you plan the perfect trip for speed demons and boat ride obsessives alike. (We left stage shows and other smaller attractions out, so consider these the best-of-the-best where rides are concerned … Continue at Source: Every Single Ride at Walt Disney World, Ranked

10 Fastest Roller Coasters In The World

Nothing screams heart-pumping action like rocketing from 0-120 mph in under four seconds. Seriously, blink and you just might miss the experience entirely. All over the world, engineers have continued to create roller coasters that not only defy all conceivable notions of appropriate speed, height, and acceleration, but they also laugh in the face of any riders not brave enough to dare step on board their endorphin-inducing constructions. Continue at Source: These Roller Coasters Are Officially The Fastest In The World

All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked

It wasn’t easy, but we ranked every Six Flags location in the United States. May this list guide you to the best destination for thrill seekers, adrenaline junkies, and fun-loving families.