German theme park shuts down ride that looks like 'flying swastikas'
A German theme park quickly shut down a new ride -- not due to safety reasons, but because critics said it resembled "flying swastikas."
The "Eagle Fly" ride at Tatzmania, an amusement park in Löffingen, a city roughly 60 miles northwest of Zurich, Switzerland, was widely criticized after a video of it in motion reportedly circulated online.
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Spinning in the air while ridegoers are strapped into a harness, the ride appears to look like two large swastikas.
A spokesperson for Tatzmania told Euronews that nobody was aware of what the ride resembled until video of it was released.
"First of all, I would like to emphasize that I would like to apologize with all form to all persons who feel disturbed and insulted by our design," park owner Rüdiger Braun told the European Broadcasting Union.
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Braun said the ride, which only opened in July, will face a slight redesign — each arm of the "Eagle Fly" will have three eagles, not four.