Roller Coaster ‘Fury 325’ Closed After Major Crack Discovered

Oh no! One of the premier coasters in the South is closed due to a structural crack! Luckily no one was hurt and the coaster closed without incident.

Coasters are very safe so failures like these need to be investigated fully. I’m a firm believer of the saying, “you will learn more from one failure than a thousand successes.”

Lets see what we can learn from a video taken 100 ft away.

Fury 325 is located at Carowinds, which is a unique park that straddles the North and South Carolina Boarder. This ride is one of three coasters in the park that crosses state lines which could provide a unique twist to the investigation that will ensue. The break occurred on the NC side.

Corey Rasmussen

Corey Rasmussen is an award-winning professional engineer (NC and TX) with over 20 years of product design and development experience. He has two patents related to aerial lifts machinery, has advanced certifications in hydraulics and electronic controls, and specializes in designing mobile equipment. Corey is the principal engineer of Rasmussen Designs and is based out of Durham, NC.

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