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This Record-Breaking Roller Coaster Keeps Getting Stuck

Published On 04/27/2015 Published On 04/27/2015

Way back in fall 2014, Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, NC was preparing to set the record for the tallest and fastest giga roller coaster. A few months and $30 million dollars later, the Fury 325 happened. Except it keeps getting stuck.

With an 81-degree drop, a stomach-turning barrel turn, and a total height of 325 ft, the Fury 325 looks totally badass. But, in the course of 10 days, it's gotten stuck on the tracks three times already. And it has a habit of stalling in the most unfortunate positions. Like this one, for example:

Woof. Passenger Aimee Eudy, who took the photo, said the coaster stalled right after she finished riding. The ride also got stuck right before she boarded. If you see Aimee Eudy playing the lottery any time soon, you should definitely buy a ticket, too.

A Carowinds spokesperson told WSOC TV the ride stalled because a safety mechanism detected a problem, which clarifies very little. Check out news coverage of the incident below.

Kara King is a Thrillist intern and SoCal native. She is still trying to make sense of this strange, worldwide phenomenon called “weather.” Follow her attempts to live without all that sunshine at @karatillie.

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