Riders walk off of Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens after electrical issue causes shutdown

Posted at 5:50 PM, Jul 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-25 09:26:40-04

Williamsburg, Va. – Today, rollercoaster riders were in for the experience of a lifetime when they had to walk off of Busch Gardens’ Apollo’s Chariot after the ride was shut down briefly.

According to Kevin Crossett, the park spokesman, the ride shut down at around 3:45 p.m. for about 45 minutes.

Park officials escorted riders off the ride while crews worked on a minor electrical issue.

No one was injured and the ride is now operating normally Crossett says.

“The safety of guests and team members is Busch Gardens’ number one priority. All ride attractions are inspected daily by trained technicians to ensure they are operating properly. Ride safety systems are designed to exacting standards; when a shutdown does occur, it is an indication that these systems are working properly,” says Crossett in a statement.