Behind-The-Scenes With Theme-Park Workers

Entanglement Danger?

Theme parks offer lots of fun activities, including great rides. If you stop to think for a moment, though, you’ll also remember that they always tell you to lower the safety harness/apparatus, and then say something like: “Keep your arms and legs inside the ride.” You may not think much of that statement, but it’s obvious that theme-park employees know a bit more about why that disclaimer is so essential before every ride takes off.

Limbs No More?

Kaitlyn Lasitter and her friends were on the Superman Tower of Power, Six Flags in Kentucky, when a fatigued cord came loose and wrapped around her ankles, severing her feet. There were calls for “Stop the ride,” but by the time the operator pressed the emergency “Stop,” it was too late.