A Roller Coaster Malfunction Left Riders Suspended Upside Down for 2 Hours

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

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.

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.

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

The park operator said it has replaced the faulty motor control part that caused the incident, NHK reported on Wednesday. "I don't want to ride it anymore", one woman visiting the park told the Times.

The ride resumed operation after repairs and safety checks.

The theme park Universal Studios has been jampacked with visitors due to Japan's Golden Week holidays beginning from late April to Sunday.

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A prior incident in September a year ago left more than 30 passengers stuck when the ride suddenly stopped.

The same roller coaster also had similar trouble during operation in August and September past year, leaving some passengers stranded.

Speaking to Japan's Mainichi newspaper, one 24-year-old woman said: 'It's scary to think if we had been on board.

The Flying Dinosaur holds riders in a prone position, to simulate being hauled off by a pteranodon.

The roller coaster was launched in March 2016 over a 1,120-meter course.

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