In a nightmarish incident, riders were left stranded at the top of the Big One ride in Blackpool Pleasure Beach, UK, after it seemed to malfunction during the climb to the top. According to DailyStarThe incident took place on Sunday afternoon. Thrillseekers explained that the coaster’s carriage came to a stop to the top of the 235-foot ride.
It is worth mentioning that Big One was the tallest and the steepest roller coaster in the world when it opened in 1994. It can be seen from across the Fylde coast due to its height and prominence on the Blackpool skyline.
According to DailyStar, the apparent failure over the weekend left riders on the iconic roller coaster stranded right on top of its terrifying precipice. Riders reportedly said that after the ride stopped halfway through, people started walking up the coaster via the side steps to access the carriage. No one was injured during the incident.
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Meanwhile, it is not the first time that passengers have gotten stuck during a ride in the park. Earlier this month, riders at the Carowinds amusement park in the US were left upside down for nearly 45 minutes after a roller coaster stopped operating halfway through. Carowinds Theme Park has issued a statement saying that the park’s maintenance team responded quickly and that the guests were at no point in danger. The statement added that all guests were safely returned to the station and unloaded within 30 minutes.
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A few days ago, another theme park accident saw screaming children fall 30 feet from a waterslide. Astonishing footage was captured on video showing children falling to the hard ground below at an amusement park in Indonesia. Of the 16 people trapped in the slide, eight were taken to a nearby hospital and three of them suffered broken bones. The water park, located in the city of Surabaya, reportedly said the accident happened because the ride had worn down and weakened over time.
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