Canada's Wonderland has suffered further problems with its new WindSeeker tower ride, with a temporary opening to the public proving to be a false dawn.
Screamscape reports that WindSeeker's brief opening on Tuesday, May 24, is the only time that guests have been able to experience the attraction. The site claims that Canada's Wonderland staff stated that "something happened mechanically" to the ride, forcing its closure - and it has not reopened since.
Identical attractions are due to open at Knott's Berry Farm, Kings Island and Cedar Point during 2011, but all have suffered from delays. The short period of operation at Canada's Wonderland is the only time members of the public have been able to ride a WindSeeker ride to date. It made the park the first in the world to debut a version of Mondial's WindSeeker ride, which stands at some 301-feet-tall.
WindSeeker sees guests swinging around the central tower in a vertigo-inducing variation on the classic "Chair-O-Plane" attraction. It has become the tallest ride at Canada's Wonderland, standing some 70 feet taller than the previous tallest rides Drop Tower and the Behemoth rollercoaster. It sits on the site of the Jet Scream attraction, which has been removed from the park.
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