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Moment Riders Forced To Climb Down From Blackpool's 213 Foot Big One Rollercoaster

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Moment Riders Forced To Climb Down From Blackpool's 213 Foot Big One Rollercoaster

This is the moment riders had to climb down from the UK's tallest rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, after it got stuck at the top on Sunday (25 April):

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Footage posted on TikTok, filmed by one of the people stranded, shows a group stuck in one of the cars on The Big One - formerly known as the Pepsi Max - while it was suspended almost at the top of the 213 foot tall ride.

The shocking videos show the group stuck at the top, with the car sitting on a steep angle, before those in it are seen carefully stepping down the stairs while clutching on to the railings.

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They can be seen giggling nervously as they make the descent.

Credit: TikTok/@geo_connor
Credit: TikTok/@geo_connor

The rollercoaster broke down from a suspected mechanical failure, with staff forced to scale the ride so visitors could get back down to the ground, according to LancsLive.

Posting on Twitter, one eye-witness said: "At the Pleasure Beach today, doing a tourist-y day, and the Big One has got stuck near the top.

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"They're walking people down it."

Another 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."

Credit: Facebook/Margaret Summers
Credit: Facebook/Margaret Summers
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Another posted: "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."

Social media users were left daunted by the very thought of having to climb down the massive rollercoaster, with one person saying: "Can you imagine if I was stuck on The Big One, I think I'd be screaming."

Another said: "I'd have stayed in my seat until it started going again."

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A spokesperson from Blackpool Pleasure Beach told LADbible: "At 11.30am on Sunday 25th April a stoppage occurred on the Big One lift hill.

"The decision was taken to stop the ride and all riders were safely escorted down the lift hill. The ride was checked and re-opened at approximately 1.00pm."

When the ride opened back in 1994, it was the tallest and steepest rollercoaster in the world at a whopping 213ft - it's still the UK's highest.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@geo_connor

Topics: UK News

Amelia Ward
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