Passengers no longer stuck on Sky Tower at SeaWorld Orlando

Photo - CBS News

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP/WLNS) – Guests who got stuck on the Sky Tower at SeaWorld Orlando have made it safely to the ground.

Maintenance crews were able to lower the ride Monday afternoon after it malfunctioned more than two hours earlier.

The park previously announced on its official Twitter page that officials were working closely with Orange County Fire Rescue. Officials said they remained in constant communication with the guests and team members on the ride, and all passengers were safe.

Television images showed the passengers waving to people outside.

The 400-foot Sky Tower features a double-decker, rotating pod. Guests board it at ground level and take a leisurely ride to the top. The descent is conducted at a similar pace. It is not a drop tower.

 

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s