Theme parks promise thrills in the form of looping track and stomach clenching drops but, for the most part, riders feel confident their ride won’t end with firefighters in real-life rescue situations.
For 16 passengers aboard the Silver Bullet rollercoaster at the Frontier City them park in Oklahoma City, they got the ride PLUS the bonus features: Mechanical malfunction and official rescue.
The ride became stuck around 11:30 a.m. May 4. on the curve of the catwalk. Park personnel were able to rescue eight of the passengers, but the other eight that had passed the catwalk had to wait for firefighters to arrive with harnesses.
It’s not the first time the ride has malfunctioned, 9 News claims there have been at least incidents since 2008.