03 May, 2018
Two carriages from the Jurassic Park-inspired Flying Dinosaur ride came to a sudden stop after a safety mechanism was triggered at around 4.45pm, Japanese media reported.
The same roller coaster ride had run into similar trouble in August and September past year.
No one was injured and all passengers descended the attraction within the next two hours, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK. Many people lined up to ride the coaster after it began operating again, but others were too nervous to get on.
The Osaka park, packed with holiday makers during Japan's "Golden Week" series of holidays, said all of the riders were evacuated safely.
The park apologised over the incident and said the problem was caused by a motor-regulating device on the rail.More news: Stephen Farry: A customs union is the only solution for the UK
But some visitors were nonetheless horrified by the incident. There were two similar malfunctions a year ago on the ride.
Speaking to Japan's Mainichi newspaper, one 24-year-old woman said: 'It's scary to think if we had been on board.
"It's already a terrifying ride, so I want them to operate it safely", another woman, who rode the ride shortly before it stalled, told the Times.
More than 60 passengers were stuck on a rollercoaster at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan.
The roller coaster was launched in March 2016 over a 1,120-meter course.