Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Guests stuck on a roller coaster in China because of a power failure

When still 60 meters from the ground, roller coaster prepared to plunge, then suddenly stopped making visitors scared. The incident occurred at an amusement park in Linyi, China.

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The incident happened on October 1, but the video of the upside-down roller coaster scene has only been made public on Chinese social media.

According to the Daily Mail, visitors are experiencing thrills on roller coasters, suddenly hung upside down in midair, due to a sudden power cut at the Phoenix Happy World amusement park in Línyí city, Shandong province East, China.

The roller coaster stops just before rushing downhill at an altitude of 60 m above the ground. On the train hung upside down, visitors who were trapped quickly rescued by park employees. With the help of staff, visitors climb out of their seats, then go down the emergency stairs. No one was injured in the incident.
The glider hangs upside down because of a power failure. Photo: Screenshot.

A witness at the scene filmed a 3-minute clip showing many people stranded on the train upside down. In the clip, the two guests slowly descend down the emergency stairs after removing their seat belts and getting off the roller coaster.

A Phoenix Happy World spokesperson explained the incident to The Paper that the area was cut off power unexpectedly that day and that the park's technical system did not experience any problems. The spokesperson added that the park staffs were quick to rescue the guests as soon as possible.

Phoenix Happy World opened in 2016 and is the largest amusement park in Linyi, a city of 10 million people. Roller coaster is one of the most attractive games in the park with a height of 60 m and a railway of 1,000 m long.

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