So apparently, you CAN control the size of the waves in the wave pool. As was the case in a city in China, where the wave pool operator allegedly got hammered, and decided to turn up the wave dial as high as it would go.
There were rumors that the “operator got drunk and turned the wave magnitude to maximum level,” but the water park said that the wave pool malfunctioned after an “accidental breakdown in machinery.”
The 44 people injured suffered fractured ribs, broken bones, and serious abrasions. Five people were still being treated in hospital for their injuries from the water park located in the Yulong Bay Scenic Area.
The theme park closed down the tsunami pool while they investigate the accident at the tidal wave pool, but has since reopened. “The park closed for a day for repairs, but the investigation is over and the park will open as usual tomorrow,” the park said.
But apparently, the Chinese like these kinds of attractions with a blatant disregard for safety...