SeaWorld Guests Trapped On One Ride For Four Hours
For 46 SeaWorld guests, the voyage began... and then got stuck in the same place for four hours. On Sunday afternoon, the Sky Tower ride had a mechanical malfunction with 46 guests and two employees on board. They were trapped on the ride for the four hours it took engineers to fix it, San Diego 6 reports.
The Sky Tower is a 320-foot tower that rises up into the air while slowly spinning so that riders can see all of the park and the surrounding areas of Mission Bay and San Diego. It’s meant to be a six-minute view. When the ride malfunctioned, it was near the top of its climb.
Luckily for the passengers, they did have air conditioning and the employees were able to provide water and snacks. They finally got to come down around 7:30 p.m. There were no injuries, according to San Diego Fire Department spokesman Lee Swanson, though two riders were treated for anxiety and one of them, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
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