Earlier this month in Osaka, Japan, a roller coaster in Universal Studios Japan carrying about 60 people stalled in motion and left their riders stranded… Upside-down.
Personally, I don’t ride roller coasters for reasons just like this… And it makes me regret researching weird Japanese news at all.
This coaster, known as the Flying Dinosaur, was put restored operation back in 2016. It spans a 1,120 meter course and reaches as high as 37 meters at its highest peaks…
Check the newscast below:
Apparently this sudden stop was actually the ride working properly.
An abnormality was detected in the operation and the operator controlling everything shut the ride down to protect the safety of the passengers.
The Flying Dinosaur, has had similar problems… The passengers on this thrilling little trip had to wait TWO hours to be rescued by the park’s safety crew. Those at the end of the track had to wait the longest.
Everyone had to be released by hand, given helmets, and then led down the coaster maintenance steps by staff.
The stall occurred right at 4:45 p.m. and it was re-opened to the public at 7 p.m. that evening. Universal Studios Japan has apologized for the accident and credited the stop to a faulty sensor among the ride’s safety gear.
I think it is safe to say I’m bypassing theme parks for a while.