The Penn State tourism department announced Thursday that it has banned the “pervasive, predatory, and dangerous” attraction “Avenger” at the Penn State-New Jersey State University (NJSU) campus in State College.
According to the announcement, the “dangerous attraction” has been in operation since December 2014.
The attraction has been deemed a “persistent nuisance” for the past five years.
“The threat of this attraction is such that it is now prohibited at the State University of New Jersey,” the department stated.
The department said it plans to ban the attraction as of June 1, 2019.
In a statement, the department said: “While we cannot say how long this will last, the State is taking this opportunity to remind the public that this attraction poses a risk to Penn State visitors and the community at large.
This threat to safety is compounded by the fact that this particular attraction has not been in compliance with the state’s safety guidelines for at least five years.”
The Penn State website for the attraction stated: “A great attraction for the entire family is a great attraction.
You won’t regret it.”