Riders stranded on vertical part of Rockit at Universal Studios Florida

Posted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11:13 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Orlando Fire Department said it received a call around 7 p.m. that the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was stuck with several people on board. Crews worked for a couple of hours assessing the situation, and just after 9 p.m., firefighters started using harnesses and ropes or cables to rescue the passengers perched atop the ride, which stands 167 feet tall.

Read more and see video from WKMG/Orlando.

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