A rollercoaster stopped mid-ride at Sea World on the Gold Coast leaving thrill seekers stranded.
The Storm Coaster came to a sudden halt at the top of its tracks on Monday.
Staff were forced to run up the attached stairs to attend to the passengers who were stuck for about 10 minutes.
Bystanders captured footage of riders trapped high above the ground in windy conditions.
‘Imagine how scary it is up there with the wind,’ a spectator said. ‘Holy smokes.’
Thrill seekers were left stranded on the Storm Coaster rollercoaster at Sea World on Monday
The Storm Coaster reaches speeds of 70km/hr along the 470 meter circuit with heights up to 30 metres.
The Sea World website warns riders to ‘be prepared to ride the perfect storm, without a single cloud’.
Bystanders in the video speculated on how staff were going to get everyone down from the top of the ride.
‘They’re stuck pretty solidly,’ a spectator said. ‘I wonder what she’s doing up there. She must have to go up there and release the hydraulic pressure.’
‘They’re going to have to be so careful getting people down from there now.’
Village Roadshow Theme Parks said the incident was ‘minor’ and that there was no risk to passenger safety.
‘Late yesterday, there was a minor stoppage on the Storm Coaster ride at Sea World,’ a statement to Daily Mail Australia said.
‘The guests on board were always safe, with our team in constant communication with them.
‘They completed their ride as normal following the less than ten-minute delay.’
The Storm Coaster ride opened in December 2013, and had a similar breakdown in 2016, where all guests were safely removed from the ride
Village Roadshow Theme Parks said it was not unusual for the ride to stop mid-air.
‘Ride stoppages are a part of regular operating procedures and are an essential part of the ride’s safety systems, the statement said.
‘During these stoppages there is no risk to guests, as the rides are operating as they are designed to. Our team regularly trains for these stoppages.
‘The safety and wellbeing of guests is our top priority at Village Roadshow Theme Parks and we are committed to providing guests with a fun and safe environment.’
The Storm Coaster had a similar breakdown in 2016, with all guests safely removed from the rollercoaster.
A Village Roadshow Theme Parks spokesperson said the delay was from a routine stoppage, and that the Storm Coaster will reopen on Tuesday