Universal roller coaster reopens after glitch, then closes again
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A roller coaster that malfunctioned and left a dozen people stuck for more than two hours at Universal Studios Florida was back in business on Thursday.
Universal spokesman Tom Schroder says the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit reopened Thursday about 12 hours after a technical glitch stranded riders. The ride did shut down for about three hours later in the day, but Schroder said the closure was not related to the incident the night before. Riders were permitted back on the attraction by mid-afternoon.
The 12-person train stopped near the top of the first hill of the ride around 7 p.m. Wednesday and the passengers were freed about two hours later.
Schroder says crews worked through the night to resolve the issue, though he wouldn't say exactly what it was. No serious injuries were reported, but one woman complained of neck pain and went to the hospital as a precaution.
The ride was previously closed for two days in August after it came to a sudden stop.