ORLANDO, FL – Thrill seekers on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios in Orlando probably got more than they bargained for on Wednesday.
More than 10 people got stuck when the ride stopped almost 200 feet in the air. Some were hanging at a nearly 90 degree angle for two hours. Onlookers say most of the folks stranded were calm, except for a girl in the back car (clearly the most vulnerable position).
“The people in the back are looking up with no way to move because its straight down [from there],” says witness Ray Downs.
After hanging out, literally, for about two hours, firefighters were able to start getting people down. In the end, no one was hurt. This is not the first issue with the Rip Ride Rockit. Over the summer a woman reportedly got hurt after her car also stopped.