Riders evacuated from new theme park rollercoaster


Riders on a theme park rollercoaster had to be evacuated after it broke down just a week after it opened.

The Velociraptor attraction at Paultons Park near Romsey, Hampshire, stopped mid-way through a ride this morning and about 20 people had to be guided by staff back to the ground.

The ride is part of the £9 Million Lost Kingdom dinosaur-themed area which opened to the public on May 17.

Rob Griffiths, head of marketing and communications at Paultons Park, said: "We can confirm that after 11am this morning we had to carry out a well-practised manual evacuation of the Velociraptor ride.

"Our first priority was to ensure all riders were safely removed from the ride. It was a minor fault soon rectified by the park's engineering team and the ride is now re-open.

"Guests are now enjoying this along with all the fantastic attractions in our new Lost Kingdom and the other rides around the park."