Indianapolis Zoo ready to reopen ride that stranded riders

A ride that carries Indianapolis Zoo visitors along an elevated track above the orangutan exhibit is scheduled to reopen after being closed for almost a year.

The Skyline ride has been closed since last July after a mechanical problem caused it to stop and trap some riders. Eight people had to be rescued from gondolas.

Now the ride is scheduled to reopen on Friday, WTHR-TV reported.

Zoo Executive Vice President Rob Shumaker said the ride has been fixed and is now safe. He said in-house specialists, Skyline's manufacturer and a consultant worked on the ride.

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