Lake Compounce in Bristol has decided to close its SkyRide permanently, a spokesperson for the park confirmed Wednesday.
Park officials said they made the decision because there is limited access to the area and rugged terrain due to the mountain.
The move comes not long after a teenager was hurt falling out of a similar style ride at a upstate New York amusement park.
Sara Frias, a spokesperson for the park, issued the following statement on the matter:
“Due to the rugged terrain of the mountain and the limited access to the remote area, Lake Compounce has decided to close the SkyRide attraction permanently.
We look forward to utilizing the loading zone area for future attractions in the coming years to continue to bring unforgettable fun to America's longest continuously operating amusement park.”
The ride took visitors on a leisurely ride up over Southington Mountain in a ski-lift like chair and then descended.