Universal Studios Japan roller coaster stalls with thrill-seekers hanging upside down

Universal Studios Japan roller coaster stalls with thrill-seekers hanging upside down

The Osaka park, packed with holiday makers during Japan's "Golden Week" series of holidays, said all of the riders were evacuated safely on Tuesday.

Two carriages on the Jurassic Park-themed ride, The Flying Dinosaur, came to an abrupt halt when the safety mechanism was activated after detecting something was wrong, the Japan Times reported.

One of the carriages stopped at the terminal level, but the other was stuck at about 100 feet in its upward path, leaving its passengers facing the drop below them.

Staff guided stranded passengers to safety through a passageway along the rail of the roller coaster.

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The operator of an amusement park in western Japan says a faulty motor control part is the cause of a recent roller coaster mishap. One vehicle of Jurassic Park-themed "Flying Dinosaur" stopped during its upward climb whereas, the other stalled before reaching the terminal. People got in the line again for the ride as soon as it reopened shortly afterward, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported.

Universal Studios Japan averages more than ten million visitors per year and is one of four Universal Studios theme parks in the world.

It resumed the ride on Tuesday night after a test run. In September a year ago, more than 30 passengers were stuck when the ride suddenly stopped, according to NHK. "I don't want to ride it anymore".

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