Authorization

Chessington theme park riders stranded after power cut

Chessington theme park riders stranded after power cut

One visitor took a picture of people being rescued from a ride
Theme park visitors were stuck on rides because of a power cut at Chessington World of Adventures.The Surrey attraction said a power cut in the local area had "impacted operation" on Friday afternoon and evacuations had been carried out on rides that were at a high level.Visitors took to Twitter to say people were being rescued.A spokeswoman for the theme park confirmed people had been helped down from rides.Sixteen people on two rollercoasters had gone through the "high-level evacuation process", she said.
She said: "We got all our guests down within half an hour."We were affected by a power cut in the local area. We are working to resolve that, but guests in this instance are our primary concern."One visitor tweeted that people were being rescued and added: "I'm never going to a theme park again."
Content is not available
The theme park said every ride has a platform next to it so all guests would have been helped to a platform and then would have been able to walk down stairs.The spokeswoman said the power had been restored the park and the smaller rides were starting to run again.All rides will go through health and safety checks so returning the park to full operation would take time, she added.But visitor Ian Moyse tweeted that people had been "left in the dark".
Skip Twitter post by @imoyse
Chaos at chessington @CWOA as whole amusement park loses power with people stuck on rides @BBCNews @TheSun @DailyMailUK @SkyNews #opps #basics handling by young staff not adequate as customers left in the dark literally pic.twitter.com/YbQGechtqu— Ian Moyse (@imoyse) June 1, 2018
Report
End of Twitter post by @imoyse
The theme park confirmed that no emergency services were called to deal with the situation and said no-one needed medical help.Apologising to visitors, the spokeswoman said people would have their tickets revalidated so they could return and enjoy the rides at a later date.
Theme parks
Chessington
See also:
Leave a comment
News
  • Latest
  • Read
  • Commented
Calendar Content
«    Август 2018    »
ПнВтСрЧтПтСбВс
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031