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Unexpected thrill as Adventure World patrons rescued

March 31, 2014 Headline News, Theme Parks No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59A fire engine with a long ladder was used to rescue visitors stuck on the chair lift at Adventure World theme park on the outskirts of Perth yesterday.

Some 20 people were reported to be stranded on the WA theme park’s Sky Lift when it stopped working around noon after mechanical glitch.

People were removed from the lift in a gradual and cautious manner throughout the afternoon and no one was hurt.Part of Adventure World, Perth

Management said the evacuation was taking time, to comply with health and safety regulations, but everyone was in “good spirits”, according to Perth Today, quoting Adventure World management.

The Sky Lift cost $12 million to purchase and was transported from the El Caballo Blanco complex, Wooroloo, in 1993.

Adventure World is located in Bibra Lake, 20 kilometres from Perth’s CBD.

It recently made the most expensive investment in its history and installed a stunning steel roller coaster called Abyss. The ride, installed last year, is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter, characterised by a beyond-vertical first drop and several inversions. Abyss reaches a top speed of 85 km/h along the two-minute, 630-metre-long ride which features three inversions and an indoor section.

Written by Peter Needham

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