Passengers have been forced to walk down the Big One after it stopped mid-ride AGAIN for the second time in two weeks.
The iconic rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach ground to a halt shortly after 3pm today (April 23). As a result, people on the ride were left having to walk down a huge flight of stairs to safely get off the ride, formerly known as the Pepsi Max Big One.
It comes after the same ride suddenly stopped on April 11 on the lift hill during a period of bad weather. Passengers on the ride were asked to walk back down to the ground, guided by staff at the attraction.
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Once they were back down to safety, the rollercoaster was closed for the remainder of the day due to high winds. A spokesperson for Blackpool Pleasure Beach told the M.E.N the Big One was still shut just before 4pm today, but was unable to provide any details on how long it may be closed for.
Cammy, who asked to just be referred to by his first name, had just finished visiting the theme park when he noticed the ride had been stopped.
“It was only just after 3pm that we saw it had stuck,” he told the M.E.N. “It was one carriage on the tracks and we could see people walking down off the ride.”
“We’ve already been to the Pleasure Beach, thankfully. My partner and her little sister went on the Big One earlier in the day.”
Others share news of the ride’s closure. “Pepsi Max broke down again,” Lacey Cooke said, whilst Dav Cooke messaged to say they saw the ride stop midway through.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been contacted for further information.
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