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

Alicia Guzman
May 3, 2018

Riding a roller coaster can be exhilarating, but a few thrillseekers in Japan got more excitement than they bargained for.

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.

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However, a second carriage reportedly stopped at a height of somewhere between 20 and 30 metres above ground, while the ride was upside down, leaving passengers dangling facedown.

All of the riders were evacuated safely, with no injuries reported, according to a park spokesman.

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A spokesperson for the park told The Japan Times that "the suspension of the roller coaster was the result of the operator's priority on safety".

The Flying Dragon attraction is one of the latest additions to the Universal Studios Japan, boasting the world's longest track and the farthest initial drop, according to the theme park's website. One vehicle of Jurassic Park-themed "Flying Dinosaur" stopped during its upward climb whereas, the other stalled before reaching the terminal.

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It resumed the ride on Tuesday night after a test run. There were two similar malfunctions past year on the ride. Many people lined up to ride the coaster after it began operating again, but others were too nervous to get on. "I don't want to ride it anymore".

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