‘Terrified’ riders dangling at Movie World

 

THRILLSEEKERS at Movie World spent a terrifying 3 minutes and 25 seconds dangling midair when a ride malfunctioned at the Gold Coast theme park.

Onlookers filmed patrons left hanging upside-down on the Doomsday Destroyer ride when it became stuck earlier on Thursday.

The ride stopped for more than three minutes. Picture: Channel 9
The ride stopped for more than three minutes. Picture: Channel 9

In a 10-second video recorded at Movie World today, a concerned woman can be heard saying: "These guys are actually stuck up there."

Nine News, which broadcast the footage, reported passengers were "crying and shaken up" while stuck on the ride.

Riders were said to be ‘terrified’. Picture: Channel 9
Riders were said to be ‘terrified’. Picture: Channel 9

Movie World has confirmed the incident and said the ride had stopped as a result of "ride safety operating systems" automatically engaging.

In a statement sent to news.com.au, Village Roadshow Theme Parks executive general manager Greg Yong said guests on board the ride were safe.

"The guests were safe at all times and the ride continued after 3 minutes and 25 seconds, with the guests exiting the ride as normal," he said.

"We are very sorry for any inconvenience or discomfort cause to our guests, however ride safety is our first priority."

The thrill ride is 21 metres tall. Picture: Richard Gosling
The thrill ride is 21 metres tall. Picture: Richard Gosling


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