Roller coaster stalls at Universal Studios Japan, leaves passengers hanging upside down

  • A roller coaster at the Universal Studios Japan in Osaka stalled and left some riders hanging upside down for up to two hours before they were all safely rescued
  • No injuries were reported among the 64 passengers on the Jurassic Park-inspired Flying Dinosaur roller coaster

Sixty-four passengers on a roller coaster at the Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Japan were left hanging 100 feet above the ground for two hours after the ride breaks Tuesday.

According to a report by SCMP, the amusement park said the Flying Dinosaur roller coaster’s two carriages stalled midway through the 1,100-meter ride on Tuesday; with riders suspended in a flying position about 30 meters above the ground.

The Osaka park, packed with holiday makers during Japan’s “Golden Week” series of holidays, said all of the riders were evacuated safely. The last passenger had to wait two hours before being brought down.

The management of the park apologized and stated that the problem was caused by a motor-regulating device on the rails.

The ride resumed operation after repairs and safety checks. However, many were too scared to get on.

“It’s scary to think (about) if we had been on-board. I don’t want to ride it anymore,” one woman visiting the park told the Times.

“It’s already a terrifying ride, so I want them to operate it safely,” another woman, who rode the ride shortly before it stalled, said.

No injuries were reported among the 64 passengers on the Jurassic Park-inspired Flying Dinosaur roller coaster.

 

 

Source :

SCMP, IB Times, Asahi

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