Thirty passengers on a roller coaster at Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan theme park were left temporarily stuck face down after their ride was interrupted for an emergency reason.
The incident took place shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday. According to park officials, an employee applied the emergency stop system on the The Flying Dinosaur attraction after he saw a child entering the attraction’s off-limits area immediately after getting off the roller coaster. The passengers boarding the next ride were already on the roller coaster, and the emergency left them temporarily stuck in a face-down position, Fuji TV reported.
The passengers were rescued one by one by the park crew. No one was injured in the incident, USJ representatives said.
A witness said that people “looked scared,” but they all got off the roller coaster “without panicking and in an orderly manner.”
The Flying Dinosaur was restarted immediately after the incident, Fuji TV said.© Japan Today