BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Knott's Berry Farm ride that twice stranded passengers is being moved to Missouri.
The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/17AuSvd ) says the Southern California theme park didn't make a safety change needed to reopen the Windseeker — its tallest ride.
Knott's parent company announced last week that it's moving the 301-foot ride to its Worlds of Fun park in Kansas City. It will be dismantled in January. The ride also will get a new name — SteelHawk.
California regulators ordered the ride shut down last September. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health says Knott's made some safety changes but never replaced ladders that don't meet state rules.
Stacy Frole, a spokeswoman for Knott's owner Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., says the current ladders are legal in other states.
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com