Royal Melbourne Show Ride Closed Due To Ride Safety

WorkSafe Victoria on the scene.

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A ride that whirls thrillseekers upside down has been closed at the Royal Melbourne Show after complaints about harnesses coming loose in mid-air.

The SkyWalker ride was closed after customers complained on social media about the restraints, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria confirmed in a statement on Monday.

"As the ride was taking off and started spinning, I was almost two stories high in the air when my harness came up," Allie Calleja posted on the show's Facebook page.

"This ride needs to be reviewed before something horrific happens... close the ride before someone dies."

Another customer, Lisa Germon, said her harness on the SkyWalker ride was also loose.

"The harness was so loose and the person didn't even come to check if we were properly clipped in," she said on Facebook.

"As soon as we were in the air we were sliding all over the place feeling as if we were about to fall out of our seat."

No-one has been injured on the ride, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria said.

WorkSafe Victoria is on the scene helping the show engineers, who are yet to determine if or when the ride will reopen.

 

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