Terrified roller coaster fans had to climb 213 feet when the UK’s highest ride stopped near the top of its biggest climb.
The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach stopped near the top of its run, and park staff had to climb the roller coaster before trying to get nervous visitors to safety.
Lancashire Live reported That one person said, “OMG. The tall person stopped at midday today and the staff had to get everyone down safely. Well done
“I think I would have been really scared. Then it was sent empty around the track a few times, then we went home a bit excited. Everything went well.”
Another commented, “My brother is in Blackpool and just broadcast a video of people stuck on top of the Big One and having to go down to get off it. I’d be welded to my seat. They’d have to get me out.” with a crane. “
A third person said, “The people in Blackpool go down the big one. At least they’ll get their steps done today.”
When the £ 12 million ride, formerly known as Pepsi Max, opened in 1994, it was the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach reopened on April 12th as part of the relaxation of the lockdown measures.
A Blackpool Pleasure Beach spokesman said, “There was an interruption on Big One Lift Hill at 11:30 am on Sunday, April 25th.
“The decision was made to stop the ride and all drivers were escorted safely down Lift Hill. The ride was checked and reopened at around 1:00 pm.”