Riders rescued from stalled Universal Studios roller coaster
Riders get stuck on roller coaster at Universal Orlando on Wednesday. The 12 passengers have since been rescued. (Source: WKMG/CNN)
ORLANDO, FL (WKMG/CNN) – Some visitors to Universal Orlando got more than of a thrill ride than they expected.
After being stuck for more than two hours, 12 passengers - including one child - have been rescued and returned to safety.
One passenger was taken to the hospital after complaining about neck pain, according to WKMG.
The Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket coaster malfunctioned at the top of the track.
No word on what caused the ride to stop, but park officials did say the ride stopped on its own. Depending on the findings of technicians, park officials said the ride may or may not be open on Thursday.
The park goers left stranded in the air on Wednesday night when the roller coaster they were riding got stuck.
Universal Orlando said the riders were not in any immediate danger, and the theme park officials were doing whatever they could to make them comfortable while fire crews worked to get them down.
According to the Universal website, the roller coaster has speeds of 65 mph and is more than 17 stories above the amusement park.