Alton Towers ride operators stopped the Galactica ride due to ‘adverse weather’ conditions yesterday.
Bank Holiday Monday brought with it heavy rain and winds across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire prompting the Environment Agency to issue a flood alert for the city.
And now Alton Towers bosses have confirmed a decision was made to temporarily stop the Galactica mid-ride.
The ride had 19 people on at the time.
An Alton Towers spokesman said: “There was an intentional ride stoppage on Galactica yesterday at 4.15pm as a precautionary measure due to adverse weather at the resort.
“The stoppage affected 19 people who were on the ride at the time. They were assisted off the ride and given complimentary hot drinks and looked after by our teams before all continuing with their day.
“The ride opened shortly afterwards, once the weather conditions had subsided, and ran until the park closed at 8pm.”
The Staffordshire Moorlands attraction says ride stoppages are a common occurrence at theme parks, whether that’s for visitor illness, people using their mobile phones, or weather issues.
The park also says all of the guests who visited Alton Towers yesterday have been given the option of a free visit another day due to its rainy day guarantee.
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