We as a species enjoy controlled fright. We watch horror movie after horror movie, go to haunted houses, and ride some truly insane rollercoasters. However, there is always the feeling that this isn’t all real that keeps us from totally losing our minds. It’s just a movie, it’s just a guy in a creepy mask, and we have our seatbelt to keep us from hurtling through space off of a coaster. However, when the variables change, things can get genuinely frightening.
Delbert Latham and his son Kaysen had a bit of a scary experience while at Wonderland last week. While Latham and his son were enjoying a ride on The Mousetrap, Kaysen’s seatbelt came undone and the boy slid to the bottom of the cart. Luckily, Latham managed to strong-arm his son to his side for the remainder of the ride, which was thankfully lacking in upside down sections.
What’s really frightening? When Latham informed the man running the ride what had happened, he was told that happened from time to time. Yikes. If that doesn’t make you think twice before hopping on a rollercoaster, I don’t know what will. At the very least, do your research and double check safety precautions before you ride. It may take a little bit of the thrill out of it, but it will hopefully ensure a safe ride for you and your loved ones.