This morning (Sunday), drivers of one of Great Britain’s most famous roller coasters had to run down the 65-meter-high ride after a technical defect.
Amusement fans left up and dry on The Big One on Blackpool Pleasure Beach were evacuated by staff after the ride collapsed. reports LancsLive.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach was asked for more details after pictures of the incident were shared on social media.
One person said, “OMG. Big One pulled up to the top at noon 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.”
Another added, “Can you imagine if I got stuck on the big one I would scream?”
The £ 12 million ride originally opened in 1994 when it was known as the Pepsi Max and was the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach reopened on April 12 as part of the easing of lockdown measures.
A spokesman for Blackpool Pleasure Beach said MirrorOnline: “On Sunday April 25th at 11.30 am there was an interruption on Big One Lift Hill.
“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.”