What happened to the ride at the Cherry Festival? – A thrill ride at a popular festival in northern Michigan was dismantled and an investigation started after the machine appeared to tip and pitch with riders aboard. Bystanders recorded the incident with cellphones Thursday night during the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. No serious injuries were reported.
What is the ride zipper? It is estimated that 1,000 persons per day ride each “Zipper” during the summer carnival season. The “Zipper” consists of a boom with twelve cars attached. Each car can seat two adults or three children. While the boom rotates all twelve cars simultaneously, each car individually rotates.
Where was the carnival ride that almost tipped? The incident happened at the Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival. Fairgoers sprung into action as a packed carnival ride was seconds from tipping over. Video of the terrifying incident shows the Magic Carpet Ride in full swing as nearly a dozen passengers yell for help.
How long does it take to take down carnival rides? Typically, it takes us 1-2 days to set up our equipment and approximately 6 hours to tear it down.