Riders get stuck on Universal Studios Orlando roller coaster

Posted at 11:58 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 11:58:58-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — A number of Universal Studios Orlando guests are safe on the ground after they became stuck on top of a roller coaster Wednesday morning.

Guests got out of their seats on the Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster just before 10 a.m., before walking down a flight of stairs.

Orlando Fire Department officials said fire crews were on standby to help if needed.

A total of 12 guests from two different ride cars were assisted off the tracks by Universal personnel, fire officials said.

No injuries have been reported.

In a written statement, officials with Universal Studios said, in part, that the ride experienced a technical glitch. They say the ride responded with a controlled stop, and they are working to reopen the ride as soon as possible.

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