A Universal spokesperson said that the coaster experienced a technical glitch. Riders were rescued this (Wednesday) morning from the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster (coaster) at Universal Studios Florida.
“The ride did exactly what it was supposed to do and brought the ride to a safe and controlled stop. We have helped our guests off the ride. We are working to reopen the ride as soon as possible.”Universal Spokesperson
Video (see below) from News 6 WKMG/Click Orlando showed 6 riders in a car that was stopped before it reached a loop on the track. A worker, presumably rescue worker, can be seen in a cherry picker next to the ride’s car.
No other details have been released at this time. Reports suggest that there were no injuries.