12 People Rescued from Six Flags Superman Roller Coaster [VIDEO]
Roller Coaster Riders Stuck 150 Feet in the Air for Two Hours
Some roller coaster enthusiasts had an interesting ride on the Vallejo Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Superman roller coaster -- spending two hours stuck atop the ride.
Twelve riders aboard the Superman roller coaster were rescued after the ride stopped 150 feet in the air.
Nancy Chan, a Six Flags spokeswoman, reported that the Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster stopped at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, with the train car stuck at the crest of the ride.
At least it didn't stop while the riders were upside down.
The Superman Ultimate Flight coaster, which reaches speeds of 62 mph, has only been open about a month.
Firefighters arrived on the scene after the riders had been stuck for about an hour.
Two Vallejo firefighters and a park mechanic were lifted in a theme park crane bucket to the riders to give them water at first.
Vallejo Fire Battalion Chief Ray Jackson noted that they hoped to get the ride restarted before resorting to transporting people individually in the bucket.
Thankfully, the mechanic was able to get the coaster restarted and the riders were lowered to the ground backwards.
None of the riders suffered any injuries and the Superman roller coaster was closed for a "thorough safety inspection."
There's no information yet on whether the riders will be compensated for their wild ride experience, though you would think the Six Flags folks would do something to make the situation right.