A total of 35 people were left stranded on a roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka Friday afternoon after a power outage caused the ride to stop, according to the park's operator.
It took around an hour and a half for staff to rescue those stuck on the "Hollywood Dream - The Ride: Backdrop" rollercoaster, which had stopped near the highest point on its tracks, the park said, adding none of the riders was injured.
The attraction, which has a capacity of 36 riders, is known for its sharp drop from a height of around 43 meters.
On "The Flying Dinosaur," another roller coaster with a high drop, riders were temporarily left dangling in mid-air while facing downward, a visitor at the park said.
A number of other attractions also stopped due to the power outage, but all rides were restarted by around 3 p.m., the park said.
According to Kansai Transmission and Distribution Inc., the outage occurred at 12:45 p.m. and affected about 3,200 households, primarily in the Konohana Ward, where USJ is located.
The power was fully restored at 1:06 p.m. The cause of the outage is still being investigated.
As part of measures against the coronavirus, USJ currently only admits a maximum of 10,000 people per day.