WATCH: Slingshot bungee chord snaps midair with passengers inside, providing example 1 million on why traveling carnivals should no longer exist
Stop me if you’ve heard of this before. Some traveling carnival had one of their Slingshot rides malfunction, causing panic and an extreme risk of violence to those brave enough to ride it.
Slingshot Bungee Chord Snaps Midair
Honestly that’s probably the best possible outcome for one of these Slingshot rides going haywire.
The passengers are lucky they didn’t go flying into the air.
Good News: The Hyde Park Wonderland Spokesperson said that they could in fact, confirm that a technical issue involving one of the reverse bungee chords occurred.
Daily Mail- This is the terrifying moment the slingshot ride at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park snapped leaving two riders trapped late last night. The seating pod on the fairground ride at the popular London Christmas attraction crashed into the support beam and left two people, both believed to be male, stuck inside.
A Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm that a technical issue involving the reverse bungee occurred on Wednesday evening. Both riders were safely escorted off the ride, checked by our on-site medics and were not injured.
Thank god for the mystery spokesperson. No one would have ever been able to figure out that something happened to the bungee chord. Everything looked perfectly fine on video while the two dudes riding the death machine crashed into the support beam and dangled there while other guests whipped out their phones like a bunch of robots (thank you) to take cell phone videos. If it wasn’t for the spokesperson confirming, everyone would have thought this was just part of the ride, right?
Also, huge miss on the dudes riding inside the death ball. You actually walked away “not injured” after being checked by the carnival medical staff? Come on guys, put on your acting skills and play dead. Act like your neck was broken or at the very least your back got thrown out. Not into faking physical trauma? Okay fine. How about you curl up into a little ball and say that you are suffering from major mental and emotional trauma. Literally anything besides walking away “not injured”.
Take Hyde Park, the city of London, and the Carnival for everything they have. At the very least, that will put the Carnival out of business so we don’t have to witness yet another Slingshot ride gone wrong.
At the end of the day, can we as citizens of the world, agree to move on past carnival rides? There’s no way any of these are inspected properly and the people running them are, for lack of a better term, Carneys. Look, everyone has to make a living, I totally get that, but next time you venture out to a carnival take a look at who’s strapping you into one of these rides that haven’t been looked at, cleaned, or inspected since the mid-90’s and ask yourself if you’re willing to put your life in that Carney’s hands.
The answer should always be no or else you’ll end up dangling from one of these bungee chord rides like the dudes above or even worse, like this person.