VIDEO: A Group Of Spectators Held Down A Carnival Ride Full Of People To Keep It From Tipping Over

A group of people standing under a colorful umbrella at night

Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope.

As a child I used to love carnival rides. I was the kind of kid who would hop on any ride without thinking twice.

But now that I’m older and realized those rides were assembled in an hour by a group of convicted felons who probably shot up meth behind the barn before tightening the screws on that Ring of Fire? No way.

And this just proves that my fears are 100% correct.

The horrifying video was captured at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan, and shows a ride full of passengers shaking violently to the point where it looks like it’s going to fall over as it swings riders back and forth.

Luckily, a group of quick-thinking spectators jump on the ride to hold it down and keep it from tipping over as the operator brings it to a stop.

But holy shit, I don’t want to have to hope that other people are willing to risk their own safety when shit goes sideways while I’m on the Magic Carpet Ride.

A representative for Arnolds Amusements, the operator of the ride, said that the ride has already been dismantled and is on its way back to their facility in Ohio to determine what went wrong.

The company says that their rides are “rigorously inspected” every day by their employees, in addition to undergoing yearly inspections by the state and third-party inspections three times a year.

Sounds like it’s time for another inspection.

Or, and just hear me out…stay the hell away from carnival rides.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock