Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Stuck - Not rolling and not coasting

UpsidedownA dozen riders on a roller coaster spent half an hour hanging upside down — 150 feet above the ground — after a power outage shut down the ride.

It took about 30 minutes for firefighters to rescue the riders using a ladder truck Saturday evening, said Aundrea Crary, spokeswoman for the Magic Springs & Crystal Falls amusement park in Arkansas.

Spectators cheered when the riders were brought to the ground from the highest point of a loop on the X-Coaster.

The X-Coaster was one of several rides brought to a halt by the outage that originated somewhere near the park.

"You could tell who got off the [X-Coaster] because their faces were red," said Angela Salter.

The park resumed normal operations, although the X-Coaster remained closed.


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1 comment:

Eve said...

Not to merchandise movies, but that sounds like Final Destination 3, where they get stuck aswell... and then all die miserably.