Knott's shuts down rides after series of malfunctions

Knott's ride WindSeeker breaks down - again

September 22, 2012 2:00:55 PM PDT
The company that owns Knott's Berry Farm is shutting down its Windseeker rides at all six of its amusement parks, coast to coast, while it investigates a series of malfunctions.

The latest was Wednesday when the Windseeker at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park stalled for nearly four hours, trapping 20 riders 300 feet in the air. It was the second malfunction there in just two weeks.

Riders were also stranded over the summer on Windseekers at parks in Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.

No one has been injured. The rides are built in the Netherlands.