Search

Thrill-seekers get stuck on ride at Pleasurewood Hills

PUBLISHED: 12:25 07 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:43 08 May 2018

The Wipeout ride at Pleasurewood Hills got stuck for a short period of time. Picture James Desira.

The Wipeout ride at Pleasurewood Hills got stuck for a short period of time. Picture James Desira.

Archant

Staff have been praised at Pleasurewood Hills after a number of customers got stuck on one of its “thrill rides” on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Wipeout ride at Pleasurewood Hills was stuck for a period of time. Picture James Desira.The Wipeout ride at Pleasurewood Hills was stuck for a period of time. Picture James Desira.

Riders were reportedly stuck on the Wipeout ride for a period of time before teams were able to get the rollercoaster moving.

James Desira, who was visiting the Lowestoft theme park, said: “The ride came to a standstill and took about two minutes for staff to react.

“Once additional help came they were quick to get to all the riders and keep things calm until the ride was manually released and the cars came to rest at the bottom.

“Staff looked to do a great job and there was no panic.”

When questioned about the incident, Pleasurewood Hills confirmed the ride was stuck for a short time and staff followed procedures to resolve the issue.

Wipeout, which is described as the region’s largest rollercoaster, reaches speeds of 50mph and sends riders through loops travelling forwards and backwards. It is the last remaining Vekoma Boomerang in the UK.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press