Roller Coaster Test Dummies Go Flying Off Ride And Land On New Jersey Hotel

An amusement park running a routine safety check recently experienced absolute disaster when two water-filled crash test dummies when flying off of the roller coaster, into the air, and crashed through a hotel’s roof next door.

Despite all hell breaking loose during the routine safety check they’re insisting that everything is totally fine and I see no reason we shouldn’t believe them, right? It’s not like a dummy meant to simulate a human being fell off the ride and smashed through a hotel’s roof or anything.

The incident occurred back on April 20 at Playland’s Castaway Cove in Ocean City, New Jersey. The GaleForce roller coaster was undergoing a routine safety check when two water-filled dummies fell off the ride and plummeted into the Ebb Tide Suites next door, damaging shingles and plywood.

No one was hurt during the incident. A roofer responded to the scene within an hour to make repairs and the test dummies were trashed, according to Brian Hartley, the Vice President of the theme park. They claim the lap bar didn’t fail and “nothing failed on the ride at all” despite the fact two crash test dummies damaged a hotel’s roof next door which implies they flew a long ways away. Hartley went on to say that the dummies had leaks that went undetected and they lost their mass and shape, causing them to fall. “Obviously it’s not something that would ever happen with a person in it,”

“Safety is our top priority,” Hartley said. “It’s something we do every single day. We’re checking the rides in and out. We’re going to have to do a better job at checking those tubes and making sure there are no leaks obviously before we send them out.”


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