Watch: Riders get trapped on rollercoaster during power outage in Japan

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Dubai - Passengers had to wait for over two hours to be rescued



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Published: Sun 24 Oct 2021, 7:22 AM

Last updated: Sun 24 Oct 2021, 12:02 PM

Thirty-five people were stuck on a rollercoaster for over an hour at a theme park in Japan, with some suspended upside down.

According to the Japan Times, a temporary blackout caused all attractions at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka to grind to a halt.

Riders on the Hollywood Dream rollercoaster were stuck from 12.45pm until park attendants were able to reach them and escort them down an emergency staircase at 3pm.

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Power was soon restored but USJ officials said it would take a few hours before attractions could resume at the theme park.

The blackout affected a maximum of 3,200 electricity customers in the two wards, according to Kansai Transmission and Distribution Inc. The theme park is located in Konohana Ward.


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