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Dozens left hanging upside down 100 feet high on Japanese rollercoaster

03 May 2018, 02:15 | Shelley Chandler

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

OSAKA-Dozens of thrill seekers got more than they bargained for when a roller coaster stalled, leaving them hanging face down 30 meters above the ground for up to two hours.

The thrillseekers were midway through the Flying Dinosaur ride at Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka, on Tuesday when the coaster stopped.

There were more than 60 riders on the "Flying Dinosaur" coaster at the time.

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

Theme park staff rescued the 64 stranded passengers via an aisle alongside the rollercoaster tracks.

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".

Despite what happened, many visitors to the theme park, which was packed due to the Golden Week holidays, queued to ride the rollercoaster as soon as operations resumed following a test run shortly after 7pm on Tuesday. One vehicle of Jurassic Park-themed "Flying Dinosaur" stopped during its upward climb whereas, the other stalled before reaching the terminal.

Two hours later, the park was able to re-start the ride, and despite the events that had just transpired, local news outlet Asahi Shimbun claimed there was still a long line of people wanting to get on the ride.

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