PhoenixPublished in July 2019 / Updated in January 2021
A young woman was smacked on the head from a bin chicken on the Movie World Australia ride, The Hypercoaster.
A young girl has become the unlikely victim of a bird strike while riding a roller coaster at Movie World on the Gold Coast.
In a video shared to Facebook by Nicole Ormiston on Sunday afternoon, a girl named Paige is riding in the front seat of the DC Rivals HyperCoaster. She appears to be having the time of her life, screaming her lungs out as the coaster ascends its first hill. .Suddenly, she is smacked in the head by a white bird that appears to be an ibis. Otherwise known in Australia as a bin chicken.
The video shows Paige throwing her hands in the air, but there’s little time to process the bizarre encounter because the coaster has reached the summit and is about to plummet more than 50 meters downhill, reaching speeds above 100km.
A man seated beside her, identified as Uncle Mitch, registers that she’s been hit by some flying debris and checks she’s okay before beginning to laugh. The ibis doesn’t appear to have deliberately swooped the girl but was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.