Monday, March 12, 2012

Researching my romantic YA ghost story

I'm currently editing Ride of Your Life, a romantic YA novel involving ghosts in a theme park, when I came across this website:

I know that several deaths and injuries take place in theme parks every year, but to see just the ones that happened in 2011 compiled like that is disturbing: 24 people died and many more were badly injured. The "lucky" ones end up with broken bones, but others lost limbs. Wow. 

Ride of Your Life was inspired by what is probably the worst amusement park accident to have ever happened in the USA: the Great Adventure Haunted Castle fire that killed eight young people in 1984. 

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