Minor Malfunction at Alton Towers makes the news

May 3, 2016, 6:15 AM

I guess after you have a tradgedy, the media is just waiting to find a reason to jump all over you:


Managers at Alton Towers were left facing questions about another mishap at the theme park after riders on a new rollercoaster at the theme park were stuck upside down for half an hour on Monday.

Twenty-eight people were left hanging upside down after the Air Galactica ride ground to a halt at the top of the first loop at around 2pm.

A member of staff had to climb up to them to provide reassurances after the rollercoaster, which opened in March, broke down during a heavy rain shower.

Staff eventually managed to restart the rollercoaster and bring the riders back to the ground.

Managers at Alton Towers told visitors the ride had been “flooded” and it is now closed.


Galactica was previously known as "Air" until it got its VR gimmick.

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May 3, 2016, 8:52 AM

To be fair of all the roller coaster to be stuck upside down on the nicest one to be on would be air/galactica, seeing as it is a flying coaster. This would mean that you would be stuck laying down seing as that is what the loops so to speak do on air.

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