Fair not so fun: Thrill-seekers hang upside down 30ft in the air after ride gets stuck at Chinese fairgrounds
- An incident occurred at a playground in Funan County, Anhui Province on January 19
- More than 20 people were stuck upside down on the pendulum
Visitors to an amusement park in eastern China were terrified when they found themselves stuck 30 feet in the air, hanging upside down on a broken pendulum ride.
More than 20 people hung on the pendulum for about 10 minutes.
The nightmarish experience took place at a playground in Funan county, Anhui province on January 19, according to reports.
Witnesses filmed the incident and shared the footage on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok.
The nightmarish experience took place at a playground in Funan county, Anhui province, on January 19, according to reports.
In the video, many tourists can be seen trapped in their seats with their feet up at the highest point of the ride.
The pendulum lights still flickered as they hung above dozens of onlookers waiting for the pendulum to start moving.
Workers had to climb the structure to repair the ride after being unable to restart the control panel.
After the footage began circulating on social media, the management company, Anhui Shinet Entertainment Co. Ltd., released a follow-up statement.
Staff claimed that the pendulum stopped at the top because the weight of people sitting on both sides was the same.
They also noted that they perform daily checks on the machine.
Staff also said that if any of the tourists involved felt any discomfort, they could get a refund with a hospital check receipt.
This week, the Splash Mountain ride at Disney World in Florida, USA officially closed.
Visitors flocking to the attraction on the final day were seen bottling water and selling it online for hundreds of dollars.
The original ride’s ties to the 1946 film Song of the South have come under scrutiny from woke Disney bosses amid continued efforts to become more progressive.
Fans of the original ride took to eBay after closing, claiming to sell water from the attraction, with some items fetching as much as $202.50 and others for the more affordable $3.75.