As theme parks around the world gear up for potential reopening, the testing of their attractions is a necessity. But with physical distancing now the norm, who will ride the rides and help work out any kinks? Enter these stuffed animals as stand-ins!
It all started when Walibi Holland, a theme park located in the Netherlands, buckled up 22 giant stuffed teddy bears into their hybrid roller coaster, Untamed:
Gröna Lund in Sweden officially made this unique happening a trend when they used stuffed animals to test one of their coasters—this time, with unicorns.
The social media trend continued with San Diego’s Belmont Park, which enlisted a large cast of stuffed animal characters to test out The Giant Dipper to make sure it was working properly. According to 10News San Diego, the coaster has to be tested daily in order to operate properly, but because of its closure due to COVID-19, the park had to get creative.
Cowabunga Bay Water Park in Henderson, Nev. took it one step further and put teddy bears on the Beach Blanket Banzai family slide!
What do you think of this ongoing theme park trend? What theme park attraction would you want to see tested out by these fuzzy friends? Let us know in the comments!