Another malfunctioning themepark ride has made the headlines, following the Smiler crash last year at Alton Towers.
This time it’s at Dreamworld on Australia’s Gold Coast where a raft on the Thunder River Rapid ride flipped over when it was travelling on a conveyor belt throwing two children clear and killing two men and two women. Tragically the children thrown clear saw their mothers die.
The park is operated by Ardent Leisure which has suffered criticism for wanting to reopen a few days later and for using PR-talk that they had “reached out” to the victim’s families, which they hadn’t.
Over the last ten years the park has won a clutch of awards from Queensland Tourism, for what it’s worth.