Four people trapped 30ft in the air on Scooby-Doo roller coaster as firefighters launch rescue mission | The Sun

FOUR people were left trapped 30ft in the air on a Scooby-Doo roller coaster as firefighters launched a rescue mission.

Horrified guests were stuck as the ride ground to a halt at the Movie World theme park in Australia.

The riders were left stuck some 30ft in the air after a "guest behaviour incident" on the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster at the attraction on The Gold Coast.

Firefighters had to launch a daring 90 minute rescue mission to free the trapped park guests.

Nobody was hurt during the incident and paramedics were not called to the scene.

Movie World said the safety of guests is the park's "highest priority and our team conduct regular training with [Queensland Fire & Emergency Services] on these scenarios"


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Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster is an enclosed roller coaster based on the 2002 live action version of the iconic mystery-solving pooch.

The hit movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rowan Atkinson was filmed at the studio beside the theme park.

In 2018 the ride underwent a significant overhaul and reopened in December.

It was renamed Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster: Next Generation with a new ride storyline and new special effects.  

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In a statement, Movie World said: "Late this afternoon the Scooby Doo ride's safety system was engaged following a minor guest behaviour incident which resulted in a ride stoppage in the high zone.

"Due to the location of the stoppage, we engaged with Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) to conduct the unload process.

"The guests on board were completely safe throughout the process and our expert team were in constant communication with them. The four guests on-board were safely unloaded.

"The safety and wellbeing of our guests is our highest priority and our team conduct regular training with QFES on these scenarios and we would like to thank them for their assistance."

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