SIOUX FALLS, SD
Wild Water West is pushing back its plans to open up a large roller coaster by the end of the summer.
Work on the roller coaster won't start until the fall at the earliest, director of operations Brian Rehnke told the Argus Leader.
Disruptions to the industry caused by the coronavirus were a major factor, Rehnke said.
"(The coronavirus hit) exactly when we were signing contracts," he said. "The manufacturer even had to do some furloughs and things. We want to responsibility get through the summer as good as we can and pick up that project in the fall."
The original plan was to start construction in April and open by August for late-summer use.