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Riders left dangling for hours as roller-coaster malfunctions at Universal Studios Japan

Riders left dangling for hours as roller-coaster malfunctions at Universal Studios Japan”

A roller coaster at Universal Studios in Japan suddenly broke down mid-ride at 100 feet for as long as two hours.

One carriage stopped just before reaching the terminal, but the other carriage stopped at about 20-30 metres above ground on its upward track.

After the operation of the ride was immediately halted, staff were able to guide stranded passengers back to safety along the rail of the rollercoaster.

All of the riders were evacuated safely, with no injuries reported, according to a park spokesman. The ride was reopened that afternoon, around 7 p.m., and while some visitors steered clear of the ride, there was still a line when operations resumed. The excitement to ride Jurassic Park-inspired "Flying Dinosaur" roller coaster was evident from riders' faces.

A spokesman for the Osaka theme park said the suspension of the roller coaster was the result of the operator's priority on safety.

But some visitors were nonetheless horrified by the incident.

"It's scary to think (about) if we had been on board".

Tuesday's incident was not the first time the ride ran into trouble.

Riding a roller coaster can be exhilarating, but a few thrillseekers in Japan got more excitement than they bargained for. "It's already a terrifying ride, so I want them to operate it safely".

A prior incident in September past year left more than 30 passengers stuck when the ride suddenly stopped.



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