Mummy Gets Stuck

Universal Orlando Ride Strands Riders After Glitch

May 13, 2012 - Coasterholic14

Orlando, Florida -

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A handful of riders got an extended ride on the Revenge of the Mummy coaster at Universal Studios last week, but it may not have been the one they wanted. According to WKMG Local 6 News, at around 11:45 a.m. on Monday, May 7, the Mummy coaster experienced a minor glitch, causing the ride to malfunction a shut down short of a platform and leading to an EVAC, as required by park protocol.

Because of the ride stopping short of the platform, the four guests on board the car had to be helped off the ride by the park officials. The Orlando Fire and Rescue team were called on the scene by the park as a precaution, according to Orlando news source, but were not needed to help remove the stranded guests. No injuries were reported, and the ride was up and running again by 1 p.m. that afternoon, though it is still not clear what caused the glitch.

This is actually the second issue the Mummy coaster has had already this year. Back in January, the coaster experienced a similar glitch which saw the coaster stop in an awkward position after a technical malfunction. Though it was initially reported by several that the cars had "partially derailed," it was determined this was not true and the coaster just stalled in an unusual position. Like this time, all riders were safely evacuated and nobody was injured.

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