Thursday, April 1, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore shuts down rollercoaster

Friday March 26, 2010


Barely a week after it opened to much fanfare, the Universal Studios Singapore theme park’s main attraction has shut down indefinitely.

The action was taken after a technical glitch was found in the Battlestar Galactica duelling rollercoaster ride during a pre-opening inspection on Thursday.

The theme park is located within the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) integrated resort.

In a statement, RWS said that it decided to close the ride -- the world’s tallest duelling rollercoaster -- to reaffirm its commitment to employee and guest safety.

However, it did not elaborate on what the glitch was or how it occurred.

In a separate statement Thursday night, the police said the ride’s licence has been suspended with immediate effect. -- The Straits Times/ ANN



kenwooi said...

hmm.. something must have went wrong.. sounds dangerous now =P

Of Tr@vels, 3nvironment and bl@bl@bl@ said...

oh crap..i'm planning to visit that place in the month of July..

Tobias said...

Rumours say a small boy died after first suffering heavy pressure to his chest / body, being sent to hospital and later dying. Can anyone confirm these rumours? Also, why did the police revoke the license? What made the police become involved if this incident did not involve serious injury?

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