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Abu Dhabi - Ride was forced to close for the rest of Friday

By Jasmine Al Kuttab

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Published: Sun 5 Feb 2017, 1:28 PM

Last updated: Tue 14 Feb 2017, 10:36 AM

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has confirmed to Khaleej Times that 24 passengers were rescued from a rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, due to Friday's severe weather conditions, which featured wind speeds of up to 75kph.
"24 guests were safely assisted off the Flying Aces ride on Friday, February 3 after a safety feature stopped the rollercoaster train during the initial ascent at 2:12 pm," Ferrari World said.
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The guests were ascending the rollercoaster that opened last year, which features the tallest inverted loop in the world, as well as the fasted cable lift.
"Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's teams helped each person leave the ride safely and securely down the staircase to the station within an average time of 3.5 minutes each, where they were well looked after."
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The official noted that ride was forced to close for the rest of Friday, but resumed its regular operation on Saturday.
"With safety being the number one priority for guests and employees, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's technical teams conducted an immediate investigation, which confirmed that the ride's safety features activated due to weather conditions at the time."
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