More than 60 stranded after rollercoaster stalls at Universal Studios Japan

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

Two carriages on the Jurassic Park-themed ride, The Flying Dinosaur, came to an abrupt halt when the safety mechanism was activated after detecting something was wrong, the Japan Times reported.

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

The Osaka park, packed with holiday makers during Japan's "Golden Week" series of holidays, said all of the riders were evacuated safely.

Surprisingly, after the ride was restarted about two hours later, several people lined up for the rollercoaster ride.

Theme park staff rescued the 64 stranded passengers via an aisle alongside the rollercoaster tracks.

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The park operator said it has replaced the faulty motor control part that caused the incident, NHK reported on Wednesday.

The ride resumed operation after repairs and safety checks.

Universal Studios Japan averages more than ten million visitors per year and is one of four Universal Studios theme parks in the world. A 42-year-old woman from Hiroshima city with her three children said, "It's scary to think if we had been on board". "It's already a terrifying ride, so I want them to operate it safely".

The Flying Dinosaur holds riders in a prone position, to simulate being hauled off by a pteranodon. The ride was launched in March 2016, with the highest point hitting 37 meters above the ground.

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