More than 60 stranded after rollercoaster stalls at Universal Studios Japan

More than 60 stranded after rollercoaster stalls at Universal Studios Japan

Riders on the Flying Dinosaur roller coaster at the Jurassic Park themed section in western Japan's Universal Studios were trapped and were upside down some 100 feet off the ground after the coaster carriages suddenly stopped midway.

Each carriage was full with 32 passengers.

According to the representative of the theme park, they initiated a safety mechanism after detecting some abnormality and halted the operation of the roller coaster.

Universal Studios Japan said the Flying Dinosaur roller coaster had 64 passengers on board when it stalled at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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

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All of the riders were evacuated safely, with no injuries reported, according to a park spokesman. Many park-goers were undeterred by the incident and queued up to take the ride as soon as operations resumed shortly after 7 pm on Tuesday.

Kyodo said the ride had two similar incidents previous year. The theme park should look into the matter seriously before a grave incident takes place. "I don't want to ride it anymore", said a 42-year-old woman.

Another said: 'It's already a terrifying ride, so I want them to operate it safely'. The ride was launched in March 2016, with the highest point hitting 37 meters above the ground.

Universal Studios Japan's Flying Dinosaur roller coaster ride, which came to an emergency stop, is seen on May 1, 2018.

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