They Were Stuck Atop Britain's Tallest Coaster, Then Had To Walk 200 Feet Down

A malfunction at The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach gave thrill-seekers some unexpected extra excitement.

Thrill-seekers at a theme park in the U.K. got a little more than they bargained for this week when their roller coaster got stuck near the top.

Eventually, as the footage above and below shows, they had to be escorted off The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach by foot ― step-by-careful-step down a steel staircase in the open air, from near the ride’s 213-foot summit.

The Big One was the tallest and fastest coaster in the world when it opened in 1994, according to Coaster Grotto. It’s since been surpassed. The current tallest, Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, is more than twice as high at 456 feet.

But as the footage from the Big One shows, being stuck about 15 stories up and then having to walk down is still quite the thrill ― so much so that the park actually charges a fee for a tour that takes tourists to the top via the stairs.

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