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Riders stuck hanging upside down on U.K. coaster
Most roller coaster fans will tell you that the best part is the adrenaline rush you get when the ride ends. But what happens when a ride leaves you hanging?
That's what happened to five people riding the Mumbo Jumbo coaster at Flamingo Land theme park in Yorkshire, England, on Tuesday.
London's Daily Mail reports that the thrill seekers were riding the coaster when their ride car came to a stop, leaving them dangling upside down about 50 feet off the ground.
They were stuck there for about 20 minutes before being freed from the ride by theme park workers.
Flamingo Land officials say mechanical problems weren't to blame for the incident. Apparently a rain poncho dropped by a park guests got stuck under the ride car, and that brought the fun to an end.
The Mumbo Jumbo opened in July 2009. Guinness says the coaster holds the world record for having the steepest drop.