The death of a woman at a Texas amusement park has once again brought amusement park ride safety to the forefront.
But local amusement parks have partnered with the state and ride manufacturers in hopes of making sure such tragedies never occur
It may be something thrill seekers never consider. . .
"Its fun, you go up and it takes you so it's really cool," said Elise Wanner.
But for staff at amusement parks like Morey's Piers in Wildwood, the safety of park guests is always on their mind.
"There are weekly inspections that are done, there are monthly inspections, there's a whole series of inspections that culminate in an annual inspection each year," said President and CEO of Morey's Piers,Will Morey.
Morey says that ride technicians at the park inspect the rides every morning.
Manufactures also produce a set of instructions with each ride and state inspectors, some of the most stringent in the country according to Morey, work closely with the park to ensure rider safety.
"The state makes visits to our site on a regular basis,its really an important partnership I believe between the state, who has a very highly developed program, and Morey's Piers," said Morey.
While these inspections take place before the park opens,visitors have noticed ride operators checking and double checking their seatbelts and harnesses to make sure everything is up to code.
"I thought it was pretty safe," said visitor Amanda Gladfelter.
"I think the ride is scary but in general they do a good job checking and making sure you are in tight and you're safe."
"The personnel is well trained with the safety," said park guest Steve Schrum.
"They go through and make sure you're buckled in tight."
In addition to the daily inspections of rides, Morey says the Sea Serpent roller coaster undergoes a mid–day inspection as well, to double check it's safety.
"That's not a required inspection but we just feel when we shift from day to night we have the opportunity to take a few minutes to do that and we do," said Morey.
Morey says the industry is constantly working searching for ways to become safer.
"People work hard to share information with each other,"said Morey.
"And we keep trying to raise that level of safety performance so, we feel really good about the safety level but we're always looking to be better."
Morey's Piers faced their own terrible accident back in June of 2011 when 11-year-oldAbiah Jones tragically fell to her death from near top of the Ferris wheel.