Florida roller coaster reopens after second glitch in 3 months

Florida roller coaster: The roller coaster that malfunctioned and left a dozen people stuck for more than two hours is back in business at Universal Studios Florida.

By , Associated Press

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    This photo illustration released by Universal Orlando Resort shows an image promoting the Transformers: The Ride, an attraction at Universal Studios Florida. The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, another Universal attraction, stopped at the first hill of the ride for two hours Wednesday evening.
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A Florida roller coaster that malfunctioned and left a dozen people stuck for more than two hours is back in business at Universal Studios Florida.

Universal spokesman Tom Schroder says the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit reopened Thursday about 12 hours after a technical glitch stranded riders.

The 12-person train stopped near the top of the first hill of the ride around 7 p.m. Wednesday and the passengers were freed about two hours later.

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Schroder says crews worked through the night to resolve the issue, though he wouldn't say exactly what it was. No serious injuries were reported, but one woman complained of neck pain and went to the hospital as a precaution.

The ride was previously closed for two days in August after it came to a sudden stop.

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