Visitors CLIMB DOWN from top of Blackpool Pleasure Beach rollercoaster

Visitors are forced to CLIMB DOWN from the top of 200ft-high Blackpool Pleasure Beach rollercoaster after it broke down mid-ride

  • The Big One rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach broke down today
  • Adrenaline junkies were left stranded at the highest point of the rollercoaster
  • Park staff were forced to scale the rollercoaster before tentatively guiding nervous visitors to safety by making them walk down 

Theme park visitors were forced to climb down from the top of an iconic 200ft-high rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach after it broke down mid-ride.

Adrenaline junkies were left stranded at the highest point of The Big One this afternoon.

They had been on the notorious – and agonising – stretch of track travelling up to the top of the rollercoaster when it suddenly stopped.  

Park staff were forced to scale the rollercoaster before tentatively guiding nervous visitors to safety by making them walk down. 

Theme park visitors were forced to climb down from the top of an iconic 200ft-high rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach after it broke down mid-ride

Adrenaline junkies were left stranded at the highest point of The Big One this afternoon

Images of the rescue have been shared on social media.

One person said: ‘OMG. Big one stopped right at top today 12ish and the staff had to walk every one down safely. Well done

‘Think I would have been really scared. Then it was sent round the track empty a few times then we walked home bit of excitement. All worked out ok.’

Another commented: ‘My brother’s in Blackpool and just sent a video of people stuck at the top of the Big One and having to walk down to get off it. I’d be welded to my seat. They’d have to get me out with a crane.’

A third person said: ‘Walking people down the Big One in Blackpool. At least they will get their steps done today.’

Another added: ‘Can you Imagine if I was stuck on the big one, I think I’d be screaming.’

Park staff were forced to scale the rollercoaster before tentatively guiding nervous visitors to safety by making them walk down. Pictured: The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach (file photo) 

When the £12million ride, formerly known as the Pepsi Max, opened in 1994, it was the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach reopened on April 12 as part of the easing of lockdown measures. 

The theme park has been contacted for further information. 

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