Amusement parks are the stuff of dreams and the stuff of nightmares, equally. On the one hand, you get to stuff your face with fried everything, play target shooting games and fly around on roller coasters; On the other, you’re surrounded by clowns, there’s a decent chance you’ll witness a child vomiting and worst, there’s the off chance of something like this:
Yesterday at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Northern California the park’s newest ride, the Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster, decided to halt 150 feet in the air—at the ride’s pinnacle—where it remained for almost two hours. 12 people were strapped in the open-air seats.
During the two hours, fire fighters lifted bottles of water to the guests via a crane and spoke of using the vehicle to rescue to them one by one.
The riders, clearly not able to think straight, at one point collectively tried to shake the ride to get it rolling again.
The only amusement park nightmare scarier than having to spend two hours stuck on a frozen roller coaster is falling from a roller coaster to your death. That and clowns, which really can’t be beat.
(Via The Times Herald)