Everything was back to normal Monday at Carowinds theme park after a power outage caused some rides to be shut down on Sunday, the second such occurrence in less than a week.
Laresa Thompson, a spokesperson for Carowinds, said Sunday’s outage occurred shortly before noon and all rides were back to normal by 4:30 p.m. The affected rides were closed, and riders were evacuated.
Duke Energy spokesperson Paige Layne said the outage was caused by a bad underground cable which was repaired and the power was returned by 2:30 p.m.
She said the exact cause of the damage to the cable is unknown and is still under investigation by Duke Energy.
The park, which straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina line, offered refunds and rain checks to visitors who decided to leave for the day.
Duke Energy officials attributed the power outage last Thursday night to a damaged transformer. The outage left riders stuck on at least three rides, including the Windseeker, a swinging rotating rides that is 301-feet tall.
Riders on the Windseeker, which is the tallest ride in the park, were left stranded for two hours before being evacuated.