A roller coaster got stuck on the tracks at Six Flags, making all your amusement park nightmares come true
For those of you who are already scared of roller coasters, please look away now. Because a group of people got stuck on a roller coaster in Six Flags. Luckily, the unfortunate passengers stalled on a horizontal part of the Joker’s Jinx coaster. And not on of one of the many loops. Like, even if you like roller coasters, is there any more horrifying thought than grinding to a screeching halt while upside down?
Riders were one hundred feet off the ground when the fire department arrived to help them out.
However, the park reported that nobody was particularly distressed or ill. Which, like, cool. But what a way to address the fact that people were trapped on a freakin’ roller coaster.
Furthermore, it took almost four hours to remove the riders from the stalled coaster.
Additionally, the whole thing was recorded and posted on social media.
Which is good for accountability, we guess. But also kind of makes us never want to go to an amusement park ever again.
Additionally, Six Flags representatives told the Associated Press:
"Joker's Jinx did not complete its regular ride cycle, causing it to stop at a safe location on the track. The Prince George's County Fire Department is onsite to assist in getting the riders safely off the ride. The safety of our guests is our highest priority and the ride will be closed for a thorough inspection before reopening."
Apparently, a similar incident occurred with the exact same roller coaster in 2014. So maybe skip this particular ride during your next trip.