It’s not yet determined why, but Valleyfair’s famous rollercoaster, Wild Thing, jumped it’s tracks over the weekend. It happened at the end of the ride and 18 people were said to be taken to the hospital. None had much more than bumps and scratches. There were no major injuries. It’s still up in the air on why it happened and Valleyfair will make sure to fully investigate it.
Wild Thing is Minnesota’s biggest and fastest amusement park ride and one of Valleyfair’s main attractions. Until recently, there had never been an accident with injuries in the rollercoaster’s 10 year history.
Wild Thing will be closed until further notice.
[Update] Wild this has reopened!