Passengers Stranded On Horror Movie Roller Coaster For 90 Minutes

Thorpe Park describes the ride on its website as 'the world's first horror movie roller coaster' with a ‘beyond vertical’ drop of 100 degrees from a height of 100 ft.


Eight passengers got stranded on the 30 feet in the air on the "world's most terrifying roller coaster," the Saw, for more than 90 minutes.

The lot had to be lowered to safety as the crew carried out an "assisted exit"  from the 100-foot Saw ride at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey.


Another batch of eight passengers were stuck in the second carriage nearer ground level.

"An assisted exit is when our team manually remove guests from the attraction. As part of our safety procedures harnesses are used on specific parts of rides as a safety precaution — no one was lowered on a harness, it was an added safety measure," a park spokesman told reporters.

"The total time it took to clear the attraction was one hour and 45 minutes. The ride was taken out of action today to add additional cars because we are busy."





It must've been a harrowing experience for many — but apparently not all:


Interestingly, incidents like this are not that rare at the park:



The recent incident took place during the Fright Night, scheduled for Oct. 7-9. The organizers promised "the FRIGHT of your life!" and kept their word.

Thorpe Park, a water-based theme park, was built in 1979.

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