Well you would be shocked if you were trapped 12ft in the air. And that shock would sustain itself for the whole 15 minutes.Shocked revellers were trapped 12ft in the air on a Blackpool Pleasure Beach ride for 15 minutes.
Why would they need to stop the ride as they investigate I thought it had already stopped?The amusement park confirmed the ICON rollercoaster stopped earlier this afternoon with people on board, and have stopped the ride as they investigate.
They didn't know what was happening? Had they not figured out the ride had stopped? Or were they just looking round confused trying to understand why the scenery wasn't speeding past so quickly?Greg says they were shocked and didn't know what was happening
Daunted for the prospect of what? Being evacuated and having to ride Infusion instead?adding that those on board must have been 'daunted'
Thanks for that Greg. Just 10 or 12ft would've been fine, but I'm enjoying the image of two 6ft guys walking around pleasure beach on top of each others shoulders.He said the car stopped on a flat level "at least the height of two guys on top of each others shoulders, about 10 or 12ft high."
Well you would be.They were a bit shocked I think.
No, 15 minutes actually.And it was not a quick fix.
How dramatic!People were saying 'thank God it wasn't us'
Not quite as dramatic...and 'it's freezing to be sat there'
What a relief. I would've thought a car slowly stopping on flat track at 12ft would result in at least a few broken bones."I don't think anyone was injured," he added.
I would imagine they would've been slightly less excited. Only a bit though."The mood changed a bit for the people on the ride,"
The trained staff - I assume that's the two guys on top of each others shoulders.the passengers were safely escorted from the ride by our trained staff.
I'm only on my mobile, so won't write a long response, but that sort of stat is only worthwhile if you compare it to the rest of the country.On a different note, I actually heard something very interesting about Icon's apparent success for Blackpool; the ride apparently needed to bring in 100,000 new guests to meet Blackpool's attendance targets, but attendance in 2018 has actually gone down by 200,000 compared to 2017, apparently. Why does everyone reckon the ride's apparent lack of success has been?
On a different note, I actually heard something very interesting about Icon's apparent success for Blackpool; the ride apparently needed to bring in 100,000 new guests to meet Blackpool's attendance targets, but attendance in 2018 has actually gone down by 200,000 compared to 2017, apparently. Why does everyone reckon the ride's apparent lack of success has been?
Thorpe had a 200,000 decrease in 2012 when Swarm was built. SeaWorld Orlando also had a 375,000 decrease the year Mako was built, although SeaWorld is admittedly quite a different ball game to Thorpe and Blackpool.A 200'000 decrease is shocking is it not?
Even moreso in a new-ride-year?
Even me in my incessant pessimism can't' see it being that bad.