Roller-Coaster Riders Stranded 150 Feet in Air for 2 Hours

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Superman Ultimate Flight ride has been grounded

   

Roller-Coaster Riders Stranded 150 Feet in Air for 2 Hours

A dozen thrill-seekers at a Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) amusement park Sunday were wishing that the “Man of Steel” would swoop to their rescue.

Riders of the Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif., were stranded 150 feet in the air for nearly two hours after the coaster came to an unexpected stop. The exact cause of two-car train stop remains unknown, but Six Flag’s spokesperson Nancy Chan told The Vallejo Times-Herald that such stalls usually occur for “safety reasons.”

Chan also said that the ride is now closed and will remain so until a “thorough safety inspection” is completed.

The ride stopped at about 2:30 p.m., and  Vallejo firefighters were dispatched at around 3 p.m., Chan said. The firefighters were prepared to individually rescue each rider — which was plan B — but a park mechanic was eventually able to restart the ride and return passengers to the ground safely.


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