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Thrillseekers stuck on roller coaster at GC themepark

Thrillseekers stuck on roller coaster at GC themepark

Emergency crews were called to Movie World on the Gold Coast after the Arkham Asylum ride malfunctioned, although no one was injured.

An operation is now underway to free the trapped riders, with rescuers escorting passengers off the ride via the emergency stairs.

"We've got our technical rescue trained firefighters working with site management", a fire spokeswoman told HuffPost Australia.

The ride reaches speeds of up to 85km/h, and goes 32 metres high, according to the Movie World website. Emergency services and theme park staff worked to free the passengers who were trapped at the top of the ride.

The incident comes after four people died on Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids ride in October 2015.

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"They all looked a little bit flushed, a little bit hot as you would imagine, being in the sun", he said. "No one actually required intervention or transport to any hospital".

A number of people appear to be stuck at the top of a broken down rollercoaster at Warner Bros.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks has its headquarters on the Gold Coast, where it operates Warner Bros.

Movie World describes the Arkham Asylum rollercoaster as the "first of its kind in the world", with patrons offered a "360-degree virtual reality experience" through headsets that cover their eyes "with technology seamlessly syncing the movement of the coaster with the visual effects".

Queensland Ambulance Service official Paul Young said none of the trapped passengers at Movie World needed medical treatment.


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