Roller Coaster Stalls, Stranding Riders For 2 Hours

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

Riders on a Jurassic Park-themed roller coaster in Japan were stuck upside-down for two hours when the ride stalled, the park confirmed.

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

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.

Japan's Kyodo news agency said the ride's built-in safety system detected an "abnormality," and automatically halted the ride.

The park operator said it has replaced the faulty motor control part that caused the incident, NHK reported on Wednesday. Despite the incident, many people lined up to ride the roller coaster as soon as operations resumed shortly after 7 p.m.

The theme park was crowded on Tuesday with visitors due to Japan's Golden Week holidays from late April to Sunday.

But some visitors were apparently horrified by the incident.

The ride promises to deliver an "over-the-top, thrilling experience"-a far cry from the "slowest rollercoaster" that derailed and stopped mid-ride at the Arakawa Amusement Park in Tokyo in March, which passengers hardly noticed".

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

It's not everyone's cup of tea to ride a roller coaster. Its highest point is 37 meters above the ground.

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