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Terrifying Moment Alton Towers Guests Are Forced To Climb Down Oblivion Roller Coaster

Terrifying Moment Alton Towers Guests Are Forced To Climb Down Oblivion Roller Coaster
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On July 19, the UK just had its hottest day on record. During this trying weather, many people got trapped on top of a rollercoaster at Alton Towers.

The unfortunate guests at the Staffordshire theme pack had to walk a distance of 65 feet to the ground as temperatures got close to 40 degrees Celsius.

There were many actual fires on the motorway, which was an adequate warning for most people to stay indoors during the hot weather.

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Still, travelers got stuck on the rollercoaster Oblivion on one of the hottest days on record. It is unclear why they chose this particular day to visit the theme park.

Oblivion is a ride that leaves guests suspended in mid-air before they have a 180 feet drop into an underground tunnel. The experience is scary and spine-chilling.

When the ride got stuck, those taking the ride had a longer ride than expected.

One of those taking the ride, Dean, went on Twitter to explain what was going on:

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"An Oblivion shuttle has stopped at the top, I'm sure the magical bottles of water will be straight out in this heat."

Terrifying Moment Alton Towers Guests Are Forced To Climb Down Oblivion Roller Coaster

Fortunately, they managed to get the water they longed for.

The Twitter user offered a live commentary of the process they went through to get off the ride. Eventually, all the people were able to get from the rollercoaster safely.

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He pointed out that preparations were underway to ensure everyone was evacuated. Dean pointed out they were already past a point where the ride could be restarted.

The guests were provided with bottled water, and a harness was made available to ensure they could walk safely down to the ground. Dean pointed out that this would be a long walk since they were high above the ground, and the weather was quite hot.

In the meantime, workers at Alton Towers were reassuring the public that the ride had not malfunctioned. They insisted that it was working as per its design.

Terrifying Moment Alton Towers Guests Are Forced To Climb Down Oblivion Roller Coaster
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The employees pointed out that the guests were helped to get off the ride and were given water, food, and hats. They reported that the safety of the guests was never compromised and that the travelers were happy to keep enjoying their day at the park.

Although the guests had to walk from a height of 65 feet in scorching weather, they at least had a hat. However, some people were not as sympathetic towards the guests.

A Twitter user pointed out that they got what they deserved for going to Alton Towers in such weather.

Another claimed that considering that people had been warned about venturing outdoors in that weather, it was quite a surprise that people had visited the park.

It might have taken quite a bit of resolve to get into a car in such hot weather to travel, let alone the park.