Not my idea of a good time...

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Strong winds brought a roller coaster to a halt at the top of its loop at a fun park in Anhui province in east China, leaving 18 people hanging upside down for about half an hour with six of them falling ill, an official said.
All the six persons were sent to a hospital and were discharged later, the official said.

The equipment was in good condition and the weather was suitable when the coaster began its journey but a sudden gust halted it, which was then locked to the loop by safety devices, with the passengers hanging upside down.

Zhang Shengying, Deputy Director of the Wuhu Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, said investigation showed that the accident had been caused by “extreme weather” at the amusement park.

Vice General Manager of the park, Wang Qicheng said the facility would suspend operations for a month and would be completely overhauled before reopening it to the public.

Wang said some passengers were demanding compensation and the park management was negotiating with them.


  1. Eight Hour Lunch Says:

    They have this same coaster at Great America in California. Waited about two hours to ride it. Scariest coaster ever,loads of fun, but still not worth the wait. In fact the whole park was so crowded that I should have just stayed in the hotel and read.