After a roller coaster malfunction in the United Kingdom, riders were left hanging at 235 feet in the air
A rollercoaster at the Big One attraction in Blackpool Pleasure Beach, UK, became terrifying when it abruptly malfunctioned while climbing. Continue reading for more information.
A rollercoaster at the Big One attraction in Blackpool Pleasure Beach, UK, became terrifying when it abruptly malfunctioned while climbing. The thrill seekers were anticipating pleasure, but the event turned out to be frightening. According to the Daily Star, the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when the coaster carriage came to a rest at a height of 235 feet. What if a good excursion turned out to be a terrifying one? This rollercoaster has remained the same for thrill seekers at Blackpool Beach.
As the ride’s carriage became trapped at a height of 235 feet, the riders were spotted going up the ride using the side steps to get access to the carriage. According to the Daily Star, the footage was posted by Cheshire Live’s Sallie Ehlen, who had thankfully made it to the finish of the ride before the failure. A news site captioned the footage, “when you’ve just gotten off the Big One and the following car gets stuck at the top.”
The Pepsi Max Big One, originally known as the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, is a steel roller coaster situated at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The attraction, designed by Ron Toomer and built by Arrow Dynamics, first opened to the public on May 28, 1994, as the world’s tallest and steepest roller coaster. Meanwhile, no one was hurt in the event.
Previously, a rollercoaster ride at Carowinds in North Carolina, US, came to a halt owing to a problem that lasted over 45 minutes, leaving passengers dangling upside down. The riders stated that this all occurred when they were riding the ‘Flying Cobra’ coaster. Brandon Allen stated that it was his first time on a rollercoaster at a theme park, but the ride became stuck. “I watched as my tears fell from the sky.” “It was terrifying,” Allen told FOX 59 about the encounter.
Meanwhile, Carowinds amusement park issued a statement noting that the park’s maintenance crew responded immediately and that no visitors were at risk at any time. According to the statement, all visitors were safely returned to the station and unloaded within 30 minutes.