About 20 thrill seekers have been rescued from a stalled rollercoaster at Gold Coast theme park Movie World, after spending about an hour and a half trapped in stifling heat. But the theme park has come under fire on social media, after releasing an ill-timed tweet promoting its roller-coasters, as rescue crews worked to free the trapped patrons. A mechanical issue with a chain caused the Arkham Asylum Coaster to malfunction just before midday local time, as a heatwave swept across Queensland. The tourists remained dangling for about 90 minutes, Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Paul Young, said, with the last of the passengers freed about 1.20pm local time. Sixteen passengers were removed using evacuation procedures, via the emergency stairs, but four required help from firefighters, a Queensland… Next »
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