Following yesterday’s cautionary closure of the ride, PNE have announced that The Beast will be opened as planned today.
Calling the move “an abundance of caution” the operators of Playland at the PNE made the voluntarily decision to close the ride known as The Beast on Thursday, “for supplemental inspections of all aspects of the ride.”
The decision followed an accident that occurred Wednesday in Ohio, which involved a ride made by KMG, the same manufacturer as The Beast. In that case, one person was killed and several others injured after the ride malfunctioned.
However after rigorous supplementary inspections, PNE announced this morning that they have made the decision to open The Beast as scheduled today.
“Safety is always our number one priority.” PNE spokesperson Laura Ballance said in a statement that was issued this morning.
“Yesterday, out of an abundance of caution, The Beast went through voluntary, additional inspections. Following those additional inspections, we have determined that the ride will open today as scheduled.”
The Beast, along with all Playland rides, undergo twice daily inspections by ride technicians and the operations team. Two additional annual inspections are also done by a world-leading third-party industry contractor.