A crack observed on a roller coaster at Carowinds amusement park went viral online. HOLR breaks down the trending story.

A crack observed on a roller coaster in North Carolina shocked viewers when a video of the scene went viral online. HOLR is breaking it all down, below.

Crack in roller coaster 

In the now-viral video, a crack in a roller coaster at Carowinds amusement park shocked viewers. The crack on the park’s Fury 325 giga roller coaster was allegedly discovered by Jeremy Wagner, as noted here. Check out the TikTok video below reposted by user @cbsnews which shows the terrifying large crack on the roller coaster as the ride is in motion.


One of the “tallest” roller coasters in North America was shut down after a dad spotted a crack in a support beam. rollercoaster northcarolina

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Crack in roller coaster video

Although no one was injured, the video circulated across social media and sparked concerns amongst viewers who feared for the riders’ safety. The coaster has since been shut down, however, according to this article, the crack was visible approximately six to 10 days before the ride ultimately closed down.

As mentioned in this article, North Carolina officials have come out to address the issue, stating that the steel support beam was ‘completely severed.’ Allegedly, the last inspection on the ride only showed minor issues related to signage and was conducted in February. Supposedly, North Carolina Department of Labor Commissioner, Josh Dobson, stated, “Until we’re 100% comfortable issuing that new certificate of operation, we will not do so.” As a result, they are prepared to take “as long as it takes.”

The ride remains not operational as the investigation continues.

What do you think about the viral video? 

Published by HOLR Magazine.