Thrill-seekers at Alton Towers have been left stranded on the park’s Smiler ride 15 months after it previously crashed, seriously injuring five people.
The theme park visitors were on the Smiler when there was a “temporary stoppage” but nobody was injured, a spokeswoman said.
However, one Twitter user claimed the passengers had been there half an hour – hardly temporary.
The £18 million ride at the Staffordshire attraction smashed into another carriage on June 2 2015.
Five people were seriously injured in the incident and an investigation found that a computer block stopping the ride because of a stationary car on the track had been over-ridden by staff, causing the crash.
As a result, the full carriage ploughed into the rear of the empty car, leaving two women needing leg amputations.
Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd admitted a breach of health and safety rules over the incident.