Rollercoaster breaks down at Japan’s Universal Studios with thrillseekers suspended face-down 100ft above the ground for TWO HOURS

  • 64 riders were midway through Flying Dinosaur ride at amusement park in Osaka
  • All were evacuated safely – the last, after two hours – with no injuries reported
  • The problem was caused by a motor-regulating device on the rails 

This terrifying footage shows 64 passengers who were left dangling face-down for up to two hours on a rollercoaster while suspended 100ft (30m) above the ground.

The thrillseekers were midway through the Flying Dinosaur ride at Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka, on Tuesday when the coaster stopped.  

The amusement park said the two carriages – each with 32 passengers – stalled midway through the 1,100m ride at around 4.45pm.

Sixty-four passengers were left dangling face-down for up to two hours on a rollercoaster at Japan’s Universal Studios while suspended 100ft (30m) above the ground

The thrillseekers were midway through the Flying Dinosaur ride at the amusement park in Osaka on Tuesday when the coaster stalled

The amusement park said the two carriages – each with 32 passengers – stalled midway through the 1,100m ride at around 4.45pm. Above, people are helped off the coaster

All of the riders were evacuated safely, with no injuries reported, according to a park spokesman. 

The last passenger had to wait two hours before being brought down from the Jurassic Park-inspired attraction.

They were all guided to safety via a passageway along the rail of the rollercoaster. 

Universal Studios Japan was packed with holiday-makers at the time – during the country’s ‘Golden Week’, where the majority of Japanese workers are given a week off around the end of April due to a cluster of national holidays at that time. 

All of the riders were evacuated safely, with no injuries reported, according to a park spokesman. The problem had been caused by a motor-regulating device on the rails

Universal Studios Japan averages more than ten million visitors per year and is one of four Universal Studios theme parks in the world. (Pictured, the riders being rescued)

The park apologised and said the problem was caused by a motor-regulating device on the rails.

The ride resumed operation after repairs and safety checks.

Universal Studios Japan averages more than ten million visitors per year.

It is one of four Universal Studios theme parks in the world, and contains selected attractions from Universal Orlando Resort, such as the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Universal Studios Japan (pictured) was packed with holiday-makers at the time – during the country’s ‘Golden Week’, where the majority of Japanese workers are given a week off around the end of April due to a cluster of national holidays at that time

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