Earlier this week, 12 riders were stuck on Universal Studio’s Rip Ride Rockit. The train had stopped near the top of the ride’s 90-degree vertical lift some 150 feet in the air. Firefighters rescued the riders nearly 3 hours after the incident began.
Here’s a news story including the 911 call:
There are no details on the accident from Universal other than that a “technical glitch” caused the train to stop. One person who complained of neck pain was taken to the hospital, but other than that, it sounds like there were no injuries. Since the breakdown, Rip Ride Rockit has been reopened to the public. That would not be a fun place to be stuck as I’m sure the riders felt like they could start falling back down the lift at any moment.