Terrified Riders Trapped Upside Down On Movie World Ride
Footage has been released of terrified riders trapped upside down on a ride at Movie World.
Passengers were ’crying and shaken up’ as they hung upside down in the air on the Doomsday Destroyer as the issue was tended to on Thursday February 1.
At least four passengers were trapped on the ride 21 metres high as scared onlookers shared support from beneath them.
“These guys are actually stuck up there,” the person behind the camera can be heard saying, as other onlookers hold their heads in distress.
In a statement to 9NEWS, Movie World said the riders were upside down for three minutes and 25 seconds as a result of “ride safety operating systems” automatically engaging.
“We are very sorry for any inconvenience or discomfort caused to our guests, however ride safety is our first priority,” the statement said.
The Doomsday Destroyer opened late last year, and features two 'duelling arms' that are capable of rotating 360-degrees at high speed. “It’s is a huge looping attraction.
It's over 20 metres high, very high speed, very high thrill," Greg Yong, Warner Bros. Movie World General Manager, told the Brisbane Times in October.