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Riders stuck upside-down on roller coaster for two hours

Riders stuck upside-down on roller coaster for two hours

The amusement park said the Flying Dinosaur roller-coaster's two carriages stalled midway through the 1,100-metre ride, with riders suspended in a flying position about 30 metres above the ground.

Staff guided stranded passengers to safety through a passageway along the rail of the roller coaster. One auto of Jurassic Park-themed "Flying Dinosaur" stopped during its upward climb whereas, the other stalled before reaching the terminal. No injuries were reported.

The ride promises to deliver an "over-the-top, thrilling experience"-a far cry from the "slowest rollercoaster" that derailed and stopped mid-ride at the Arakawa Amusement Park in Tokyo in March, which passengers hardly noticed".

A spokesperson for the park said the suspension of the roller coaster was the result of the operator's priority on safety. Many people lined up to ride the coaster after it began operating again, but others were too nervous to get on.

But some visitors were apparently horrified by the incident.

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

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

"It's already a terrifying ride, so I want them to operate it safely", another woman, who rode the ride shortly before it stalled, told the Times.

It's not everyone's cup of tea to ride a roller coaster.


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