Singapore’s famous theme park, Universal Studios had some of it visitors stuck mid-air for about 20 minutes on Wednesday (6 April 2016) afternoon when its star attraction, the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster faced some technical difficulties.
A representative from Resort World Sentosa (RWS) which manages Universal Studios Singapore (USS) told The Straits Times that the USS team have followed the standard operating procedures where the riders were evacuated safely from the lower section of the ride.
“The Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon roller coaster experienced a technical error at about 4pm today,” he said. “The safety of our guests is our top priority and a thorough routine safety check was completed before we resumed the ride at 5.08pm.”
Touted as the world’s tallest duelling roller-coaster, this is not the first time that the ride faced a technical issue.
One week after it was opened in 2010, one of the seats fell off during the routine test and the ride’s licence was immediately suspended. It then went through months of investigations, redesigning, reassembling, testing and reviewing until last May, when it reopened again featuring brand new two-seater cars instead of the previous four-seater ones.