DARIEN CENTER, N.Y. - Darien Lake Theme Park is getting ready to open its doors for a new season on Saturday after spending millions of dollars in upgrades over the winter.
One of the park's rollercoasters, The Ride of Steel, had to be shut down twice last summer.
It was first closed because an Iraq War veteran and double amputee, 29 year old Seargent James Hackemer, fell out of the ride and was killed.
The ride was closed a second time because a chain broke, stopping all cars on the track.
Darien Lake's Vice President told 2 On Your Side that the park staff has received extra training and warning signs and new regulations have been posted to make sure a tragedy, like the one last summer doesn't happen again.
"The ride's been running for weeks, its been inspected by the department of labor, they inspect all our rides, and the safety of our guests really is the most important thing to us," says Bob Montgomery, Vice President and General Manager of Darien Lake.
The Ride of Steel description on Darien Lake's website now includes a caution statement.
It says guests must have two legs and the complete use of at least one hand. It also says no artificial limbs may be worn on the ride.