Top 10 Most Dangerous Rides in the World
In today’s world when the entertainment and technology are dominating everyone’s heart, it has become mandatory for every government to setup its gardens, theme parks and amusement parks to add value to its people’s lives. People, besides watching television or going to fast food restaurants, also give high preference to the amusement parks for a lovely day out. But before you consider visiting a park, you should check whether it is safe to visit or not.
Let us explore the list of top 10 most dangerous rides in the world which should never be in your hot list.
10. Aqua Scoot
Aqua scoot is a ride having parallel slides made of metal rollers; these are just like the rollers used to slide luggage in airports. In order to enjoy this ride, you’ll have to show too much patience because it is extremely dangerous, and hits the water surface quickly. If you miss the specific positioning, then that means an accident can occur. There are reports of individuals grasping themselves on the rollers, so you better stay away from it.
9. The ‘Grave Pool’ (Action Park)
The Grave Pool is nickname of tidal wave pool of Action Park. It had been a famous water park but is extremely dangerous. So far over ten people have lost their lives as a result of drowning in the Grave pool, and several other accidents due to poor design of the pool have been recorded. The high water waves aren’t good at all for the swimmers, so you need to have support from the side ladders as the wave begins appearing.
8. The Kayak Experience
After the death of a visitor in Action Park in 1982, this ride was closed permanently. The ride had been fixed with a boat leading the people downward all of a sudden. With the help of an immersed electric fan the water used to convulse upside. Every visitor was given personal kayak that leads to cause overturn. In 1982, an unfortunate visitor fell down from his boat and died because of electric shock.
7. Surf Hill
Surf Hill is a common ride seen in various water parks. This ride slides huge amount of water in the form of cluster by the side lanes, and lets the visitors to slide down on mats into small puddles. Its 7th lane was known as the back breaker, which is extremely fast. Wherever, you see such a ride (in Disney lands or anywhere) you are better to stay miles away.
6. Geronimo Falls
It was a kind of speed slides of Action Park with sharp edges. One of its portions was confined to prevent the riders coming off from the top. The people are hanged on a metal bar with their feet at the edge. For women and children, this is an extremely dangerous ride which can lead to severe accidents. From the park, this was soon demolished.
5. Tank Ride
The wildest Tank Ride is present at Motorworld. This paid ride had a small tank driven in a chainlink fence. The tennis ball mortars used to make the riders feel excited. But this ride wasn’t friendly at all. This, in fact, caused severe accidents and two deaths which is why it was closed.
4. The Cannonball Loop
Loops and roller coasters are present in Cannonball loop. This water slide was present in Action Park in Vernon, New Jersey of America. It was constructed in a way that a 360 degree vertical loop could be correlated with roller coasters. It was developed for illustrating the thrills of the park, but caused various injuries. Rumors say that the bloody noses, bruises, and fractures of cranium were a common part of the riders’ lives.
3. Tarzan Swing
This dangerous ride consisted of 20 feet high cable that was hanged from a steel arch inside a pool. Patrons had to wait in lines to get the chance of enjoying this thrilling experience. Some people tried to go earlier, which led them to suffer with accidents. Many people’s toes were scraped on the concrete at the far side. Also the designing flaws in the ride led the park owners decide to close it. But it was replaced with a safer ride.
2. Gladiator Challenge
For many years, action Park showed aggressiveness to appear in competition of American Gladiator. The Gladiator Challenge led many people struggle to knock off a three feet slippery, wet metal pedestal into the pool below. This whole act was extremely dangerous, but it remained a part of the park for many years. The gladiators for this reason were chosen from local gyms, but in 1995 the ride was removed.
1. The Alpine Slide
The Alpine slide of Action Park used to descend the mountain close to the ski area chairlifts. This had brought verbal harassment as the track was constructed fiberglass, which caused serious scratches on riders. The sleds contributed a lot in creating injuries, which is why the project was shut down.