The Dollywood theme park in East Tennessee has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against a German company over a ride that park officials claim has malfunctioned.
The suit, in Sevier County Circuit Court, claims the Timber Tower ride has not worked properly and has not been satisfactorily repaired, according to The Mountain Press. The paper said HUSS Park Attractions, the defendant, built the ride and had a contract to repair it.
The complaint alleges breach of contract, breach of warranty and negligence.
The ride, which began operating in 2006, has been closed this year. It lifts riders some 65 feet and then sways back and forth, the paper said.
The company did not respond to an email request from The Associated Press for comment about the suit.