Rollercoaster in US gets stuck, riders left hanging upside down for nearly 45 minutes

  • 21 May - 27 May, 2022
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Riders were expecting a fun day at Carowinds amusement park in North Carolina, US, but events took an unexpected turn and their rollercoaster ride got scary. The coaster suddenly stopped and the glitch continued for nearly 45 minutes, leaving riders hanging upside down. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. According to Fox 59, riders got stuck on the Flying Cobra, the coaster that sends people through a 360-degree loop at speeds up to 50mph. The 125-foot tall looping coaster flips riders six times in total. But thrills turned to chills when the coaster stopped moving altogether for such a long time. Speaking to the media outlet, Brandon Allen said that it was his first experience at a theme park on a rollercoaster but unfortunately the ride got stuck. “I personally watched my tears fall from the sky. It was terrifying,” Mr Allen said while describing the ordeal. He added that the minutes of being stuck felt like hours. The rider also revealed that they were told the ride will be fixed anywhere between 35 to 45 minutes. “Which may not be major, but it's a big deal when you're just facing the ground completely. There were parents trying to talk to their children screaming, ‘It's going to be okay'!” Mr Allen said.