‘The ropes are looking a little frayed’ – Elastic cables on slingshot ride snap

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jul 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-10 18:30:26-04

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Two people waiting to be launched into the air on a slingshot ride narrowly escaped injury when one of the elastic cables snapped unexpectedly.

According to a report on, it happened Wednesday at Mt. Olympus, a theme park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Two cables on one side of “The Catapult” snapped and slammed down on the pavement seconds before the ride was to be launched.

“The ropes are looking a little frayed,” said someone standing near the ride shortly before the incident.

Use the video player above to watch what happened.