Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mall of America Ride Malfunctions, Injures 4

A popular ride at the Mall of America is closed Wednesday night, after four people were injured while riding it. The Backyardigans Swing-Along ride malfunctioned at about 7 p.m. at the Nickelodeon Universe theme park. Mall spokesperson Dan Jasper told reporters that two adults and two children suffered leg injuries after the ride began to spin faster than usual.Jasper said the ride would be shutdown until crews are able to investigate what caused the malfunction. The Backyardigans Swing-Along ride opened March 15 and was one of several that were revamped after the park changed ownership. It originally was called the 'Kite Eating Tree' when the park was called Camp Snoopy.