Tourists Walk Down 130ft Rollercoaster After Power Cut

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This footage show tourists walking down a roller coaster track over 130 feet high after they were left hanging in the air when their ride stalled during a sudden power cut.

Footage of the incident at the Fenghuang Great World Amusement Park in East China has been shared online since 14th October, but the organisers have revealed it actually happened during China’s National Day break on 1st October.

The embarrassing incident which took place as China’s Community Party celebrated 70 years in power was “not caused by equipment failure”, a park spokeswoman said.

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Footage from their famous yellow roller coaster – 2,300 feet long and 130 feet high – shows the ride having stalled at the very top, with tourists who were left hanging in their seats then asked to walk down by themselves.

The park in the city of Linyi in East China’s Shandong Province took “immediately emergency measures” to evacuate the stranded tourists, who are seen gingerly descending the metal roller coaster tracks.

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The park spokeswoman told local media that the National Day embarrassment was not the result of a malfunction on their part, but rather an area-wide power cut by a local energy provider.

The entire park as well as nearby urban areas were affected on the day, she said.

Fortunately, none of the tourists was harmed, but they are understood to have been given coupons for their troubles.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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