ABU DHABI // Twenty-four passengers were rescued from a rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi after weather conditions forced the ride to abruptly stop.
The passengers had been ascending the Flying Aces – a rollercoaster that opened last year featuring the world’s tallest inverted loop and steepest and fastest cable lift – when the train suddenly stopped about halfway up the first incline on Friday.
“A safety feature stopped the rollercoaster train during the initial ascent,” Ferrari World said.
It took rescuers an average time of about 3.5 minutes per passenger to safely escort each rider “down the staircase to the station securely. The 24 guests were well looked after, and were all invited to visit again; 22 of them accepted return tickets”.
The country experienced extreme weather on Friday, with winds reaching speeds of 75kph, forcing the cancellation of a number of outdoor events due to safety concerns.
“With safety being the number one priority for guests and employees, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s technical teams conducted an immediate investigation, which confirmed that the ride’s safety features activated due to the weather conditions at the time,” Ferrari World said. More info