Roller Coaster Stalls, Stranding Riders For 2 Hours

Universal Studios Japan roller coaster stalls, leaving riders stranded for 2 hours

Universal Studios Japan roller coaster stalls, leaving riders stranded for 2 hours

A roller coaster at Universal Studios in Japan had to make an emergency stop mid-way, leaving more than sixty riders suspended upside down for two hours Tuesday.

Two carriages from the Jurassic Park-inspired Flying Dinosaur ride came to a sudden stop after a safety mechanism was triggered at around 4.45pm, Japanese media reported.

The roller coaster had similar issues during operation in August and September a year ago.

Some 64 visitors to the Osaka theme park were halted about 100ft above the ground on the ride's upward track, while the other carriage stopped shortly before reaching the launch terminal.

No one was injured and all passengers descended the attraction within the next two hours, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.

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

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The theme park was particularly busy due to the Golden Week holidays.

The operator of an amusement park in western Japan says a faulty motor control part is the cause of a recent roller coaster mishap.

But some visitors were nonetheless horrified by the incident.

A 42-year-old mother of three from the city of Hiroshima told Kyodo: "It's scary to think (what would have happened) if we had been on board".

Another said: 'It's already a terrifying ride, so I want them to operate it safely'.

The Flying Dinosaur holds riders in a prone position, to simulate being hauled off by a pteranodon.

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