Company Suspending Use of Freak Out Ride Until Further Notice

The fate of the Freak Out ride at this year's Fall Festival is still unclear.

Officials from the West Side Nut Club said it will be up to the company that provides the rides whether or not the Freak Out will be included.

The tragic accident involving the Fireball ride at the Ohio State Fair has prompted ride operators around the country to take a closer look at all of their amusement attractions.

In a post from the owner and operator of the rides at the Fall Festival, officials from North American Midway said they're suspending all of their Freak Out and Fireball rides until further notice.

It's not yet clear if the Freak Out will be part of this year's festival which takes place at the start of October.

West Side Nut Club says they will not receive an official list of rides coming to this years festival until September.

It's important to note that the Freak Out is not the exact ride as the Fireball. The accident in Ohio involving the Fireball led to one man's death and several other injuries on Wednesday night.

However, the Freak Out is very similar.

It's also generally one of the more popular rides at the Fall Festival.

(This story was originally published on July 28, 2017)


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