The situation was temporarily repaired on Monday afternoon, and Duke Energy crews installed a permanent fix late last night once the park was closed, according to Thelen.
“This was a unique situation that originated with the auto damage on Friday night, that unfortunately took us some time to locate,” Thelen said. “We were actively on the line near the park when the problem occurred again Monday afternoon, so we felt confident that this was the point on our system where we needed to isolate and make the repair.”
Duke does not anticipate any additional issues in regards to the supply to the park, she said.
“We will continue to work with park officials to ensure our system is operating optimally for them,” Thelen said.
Helbig said it is “extremely rare” for Kings Island to experience a power flicker or surge at any point during the season. If they do occur, the amusement park has operational procedures in place, which include temporarily suspending ride operation, he said.
“Rides are designed with safety features that include detecting anything that is not normal happening within the operating system,” Helbig said.
Download the free Journal-News app for the latest local news