A roller coaster at the theme park has been shut down until further notice after a visitor discovered a crack in the ride’s support beam.
The alarming video was captured while passengers were aboard the Fury 325 roller coaster in Carowinds.
Fury 325 is a steel roller coaster that stretches a mile in length and stretches across the state line into South Carolina.
Carowinds calls it the tallest and fastest roller coaster in North America.
The crack was spotted on June 30 by visitor Jeremy Wagner, who posted this Video on Facebook and contacted Carowinds.
As the riders wrap themselves around the support beam with the crack, it shifts noticeably.
Wagner estimated the beam moved between two and four feet, he wrote in his post.
He alerted Carowinds staff, who then stopped the ride.
The amusement park issued a statement to the local NBC affiliate WCNC.
“Carowinds closed Fury 325 today after park staff became aware of a crack at the top of a steel support pillar,” the statement began.
“The park’s maintenance team is conducting a thorough inspection and the ride will remain closed pending repairs.
“Safety is our top priority and we appreciate the patience and understanding of our valued guests throughout this process.”
“As part of our comprehensive safety protocols, all rides, including Fury 325, undergo daily inspections to ensure their proper functioning and structural integrity.”
No timeline was given for the ride’s reopening.
Carowinds is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and offers more than 60 rides as well as a water park, on-site hotel and campgrounds.