Just before 2 PM today a surprise earthquake shook the East coast. The quake’s epicenter was in Central Virginia near the town of Mineral. That’s only about 30 miles from Kings Dominion and about 100 miles from Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The 5.8 magnitude rumbler was felt at both parks and as a safety precaution rides have been temporarily closed.
Mosts are praising the ride closings, but as you might expect some are angry and looking for rain checks or refunds. Visit Kings Dominion’s Facebook page and Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Facebook page to follow the reactions.
Apparently, guests riding the Hurler were unaware of the quake. Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.
I work about 15 minutes from Carowinds and while I didn’t feel anything, I did notice my monitor shaking. No one else noticed anything. So, most people at Carowinds might not have noticed. No word on ride closings on their Facebook page.
No injuries have been reported. More on this story as it develops.
Read about other unusual natural and thought to be super natural occurrences at theme parks:
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Hurrcicane Ike Blasts Kemah Boardwalk
Six Flags Over Georgia Under Water
Alton Towers Seeks to Control the Weather
Creepy Images & Video of Post-Katrina Six Flags New Orleans
What’s Your Take?
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