Visitors at Shanghai’s Happy Valley Amusement Park got a fright on July 21, when one of the park’s most popular roller coasters suddenly stopped working, leaving 24 thrill seekers stuck 20 meters above the ground for several minutes.
The malfunction occurred at around 13:00 on the “Fireball”, a 1,164 meter-long wooden rollercoaster. A malfunction in the ride’s break sensor system was apparently to blame but luckily all the people on the ride were evacuated safely and just got a very nasty fright.
The rollercoaster has been marred with problems since its opening in 2009, with a handful of similar malfunctions reported since then.
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