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AMARILLO, Texas — A video shared on Facebook shows a terrifying roller coaster ride for 6-year-old Texas boy.

Delbert Latham and his 6-year-old son, Kaysen, were on the Mouse Trap roller coaster at Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas, when the seat belt released.

Latham said his son slid to the bottom of the car. He quickly grabbed him and held on to him until the ride stopped.

Latham posted the video on Facebook and wrote:

“Scary moment for the Latham family tonight at #Wonderland our seatbelt came apart on the mousetrap and Kaysen slid to the bottom of the floor board and I had to grab him and pull him back up and hold him for the rest of the ride.
What makes it worse is when I told the guy at the end of the ride he stated that he knew that had happened sometimes!! Really it’s already happens and you continue to let people ride??!! And after this they continued to let people ride they just didn’t let anyone in the back seat! Please feel free to share and let people know how this place is being ran!”

In a statement to PEOPLE, the park said:

 “Wonderland immediately reached back out to Mr. Latham the evening it happened and promptly removed the back cart from service and ensured all other seat belts were in proper working order. The Mouse Trap was back in full operation on Saturday.”

Delbert said he was recording his son on the ride so his wife could watch it.

1 Comment

  • Peanut

    Similar thing happened to me on Viper at Great America years ago, the seat bar popped halfway up after the first hill and scared the daylights out of me as I was holding on for dear life. I got about the same response when we pulled back into the station, that that happens now and then. In the end, though, it made the ride way more exciting and I hoped it would do it again every time I rode it after that.

    Amusement Parks are inherently dangerous, don’t go to them if you aren’t prepared for a little mechanical failure.

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