THIS is the moment thrill-seekers got more than they bargained for when they were forced to climb down 200ft from Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s world famous roller coaster.
The iconic 213ft Big One – formerly known as The Pepsi Max – broke down near the top of the ride due to a suspected mechanical failure yesterday afternoon.
Shocking footage posted to TikTok shows two of the passengers making the terrifying descent from the huge rollarcoaster.
The girls can be seen carefully watching their steps while walking down the red tracks while being buffeted by gusts of wind.
The pair giggled nervously as they clutched the railings while making their way down from the horrifying height.
Park staff were forced to scale the UK’s tallest rollercoaster yesterday – before guiding nervous visitors to safety, reports Lancs Live.
Dramatic photos also captured the rescue from below as passengers were forced to make the terrifying 65m descent down a set of stairs
One person wrote on social media yesterday: “OMG. Big one stopped right at top today 12ish and the staff had to walk every one down safely. Well done.
“Think I would have been really scared. Then it was sent round the track empty a few times then we walked home bit of excitement. All worked out ok.”
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Another commented: “My brother’s in Blackpool and just sent a video of people stuck at the top of the Big One and having to walk down to get off it.
“I’d be welded to my seat. They’d have to get me out with a crane.”
A third person said: “Walking people down the Big One in Blackpool. At least they will get their steps done today.”
Another added: “Can you Imagine if I was stuck on the big one, I think I’d be screaming.”
When the £12m ride, formerly known as the Pepsi Max, opened in 1994, it was the tallest and steepest roller coaster in the world.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach told The Sun Online they were unable to comment.
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