Riders taken off Apollo’s Chariot due to minor electrical issue

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jul 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-24 21:31:50-04

Busch Garden’s Apollo’s Chariot  roller coaster had a “minor electrical issue” Thursday afternoon. Riders were taken off of the ride. There were no injuries, according to the spokesman.


Apollo’s Chariot ( SOURCE: Obxhousewife)

Video from the park shows the car stopped at the top of the hill with rain pouring down.

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Appolo's Chariot – 2 cars StOppEd at the top IN the rain! #sucks2bu #badday@buschgardens #epicfail #soaked2thebone #achoo

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The park spokesman Kevin Crossett released a statement:

“Apollo’s Chariot was shut down at approximately 3:45 p.m. for 45 minutes. Park officials escorted riders off the attraction while maintenance personnel addressed a minor electrical issue. No one was injured from the incident and the coaster is operating normally. The safety of guests and team members is Busch Gardens’ number one priority. All ride attractions are inspected daily by trained technicians to ensure they are operating properly. Ride safety systems are designed to exacting standards; when a shutdown does occur, it is an indication that these systems are working properly.”

“Omg like my worst fear! #whyidontridecoasters #scardycat” user everydaynicole1 posted on Instagram.