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'Computer fault' halts Qld rollercoaster


A laptop fault was to blame for a well-known rollercoaster at Movie World about the Gold Coast getting stuck, the theme park says.

The Green Lantern rollercoaster came to a standstill on Sunday afternoon, with footage emerging on-line showing one cart caught in the major of the conveyor belt around the highest stage on the ride.

The "brief stoppage" lasted somewhere around half an hour, a spokesman said.

"The ride's security programs have been engaged following a computer fault," the spokesman explained in the statement.

"These security techniques are intended to deliver the trip to a protected halt inside a focused evacuation zone."

One cart was evacuated onto a reduce stoppage zone even though men and women within the greater cart exited via a lift zone "as normal" before the fault was cleared.

"The security and wellbeing of all of our guests is our prime priority," the spokesman explained.

"We anticipate the ride will reopen later on currently."

Exactly the same ride malfunctioned in March 2015 whenever a wheel element grew to become loose and stranded 13 individuals, some for so long as three-and-a-half hours.

Firefighters were termed to rescue riders all through the 2015 incident but a Queensland Fire and Emergency Providers spokeswoman stated the park had not named for their solutions on Sunday.

The theme park's sixteen points of interest passed a safety audit on Friday.

The evaluation, which covers all major Queensland amusement parks, was triggered by an accident at Dreamworld that claimed 4 lives once the Thunder River Rapids trip malfunctioned final month.

It can be resulting from be completed through the end of November.

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