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These People Stuck Upside Down 75 Feet High On A Roller Coaster In Canada Is Nightmare Fuel

NPR- A Canadian amusement park ride turned into nightmare fuel on Sunday after stopping suddenly, suspending passengers upside down, 75 feet above the ground, for nearly 30 minutes.

The lumberjack ride, located at Canada's Wonderland theme park in Vaughan, Ontario, contains two hydraulic arms, shaped like axes, that swing back and forth, occasionally propelling themselves into full 360-degree swings.

A Wonderland spokesperson did not disclose the cause of the ride's abrupt stop, but did say that the maintenance team was able to respond quickly. Theme park crowds watched as the rescue unfolded, capturing the dangling passengers crying for help in videos shared on social media.

In some clips, the park staff can be heard through a megaphone asking, "Is everyone doing OK up there?" The crowd of riders shouts back "No!" in near-unison.

It's unclear how many people were on the ride, which contains enough seats for 48 people. Some of the passengers were seated face-to-face with strangers, a design choice that "let guests interact with one another and watch the terror on their friends' faces as they loop round and round," according to the Wonderland website.

Nightmare x 100. It would have been one thing to have been stuck on a roller coaster in general, now to be stuck UPSIDE DOWN? Absolute nightmare. I said it a bunch ... I used to live for roller coasters. Days at Hershey Park and Six Flags were awesome. We used to map out the park and make sure we hit every coaster or the day was a failure. Even if we knew we were coming back the next day we would be disappointed if we didn't hit them all in one day. Was a true badge of honor. Put in a full day of work when you left the park, and you still wanted more. That's the life of a kid in an amusement park.... full speed all the time.

Now in my adult age, I couldn't dream of going on a roller coaster. The speed, the shaking, the headaches, the lines. No thanks. Absolutely a different experience. Now this is a "ride" not a coaster, but I think the message remains the same. To sign up to go on a ride that flips around and spins you upside down is something I have no interest in. 

Now imagine not only getting on this ride, but being stuck upside with strangers ... absolute nightmare. What do you do while you are up there and the blood is rushing to your head ? Is it one of those things where you try to conserve your energy because you have no idea how long of a day you are in for, or do you immediately start flipping out? Whatever the case may be, I just know I rather be literally anywhere in the world than there.