UK’s tallest roller coaster broke down in the middle of a ride with people near the top stranded at almost 213 ft mid-air.
The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure stopped near the top while ascending forcing the riders to walk down the steps to safety, reports claimed.
The Big One opened in 1994 as the Pepsi Max and is now the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world at 65m tall.
The £12 million ride beat the Stealth to be the highest ride by three metres.
One person revealed how the ride stopped right at the top around afternoon and then staff had to guide the riders to walk down towards safety. Another person claimed that he would have been screaming if he got “stuck on the Big One.”
The images and videos of the rescue have flooded the internet, leaving the netizens shocked and thankful at the same time.
In the clips, the passengers can be seen sitting in trolleys travelling to the top when it suddenly stopped at almost 200ft.
According to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the incident took place at 11.30 am on April 25, Sunday on the Big One lift hill. It was decided to stop the ride and all passengers were escorted down the lift hill by the park staff. After almost two hours, the ride was re-checked and tested to be opened at 1 pm.
The amusement park was reopened after two weeks as the lockdown measure eased down.