UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ROLLERCOASTER STOPS, RIDERS HANGING UPSIDE DOWN
If there’s ever a time where you don’t want to be upside down on the highest point of a rollercoaster, it’s when there’s a power outage.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to 35 people at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka over the weekend.
When the “Hollywood Dream - The Ride” rollercoaster got stuck due to the power outage at the park, it was upside down at about 43 metres above ground. The Asahi Television Broadcasting Corporation reports that staff at the theme park evacuated the riders through an emergency passageway used mainly for maintenance.
Some of the riders were only evacuated after hanging upside down for over two hours.
All rides were stopped due to the power outage, but once all the riders were evacuated and the theme park checked, all rides were opened again.
Watch the South China Morning Post video below to see how the riders were evacuated at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka after a power outage.
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