Stuck in a Florida Ferris wheel for hours

Stuck in a Florida Ferris wheel for hours


Several people had to be evacuated from a Ferris wheel in Florida after sparks of fire appeared in part of the 122-meter-high facility.

< p>The Ferris wheel, located in Orlando's “ICON Park” amusement park, lost power around 6:20 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

The attraction would then be suddenly stopped, and sparks soon rocked the ride.

Dozens of Orange County firefighters were dispatched to the amusement park grounds to rescue passengers on board.

A total of 62 people were rescued from the Ferris wheel in 20 different cabins, Reuters reported.

The rescue operation will have taken more than 3 hours. The last passenger was extricated at 10:45 p.m.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

On its website, the amusement park highlights the character “unique” attraction, which offers a view of Orlando. The cost to access the attraction is 39 Canadian dollars.

The “ICON Park” ferris wheel had already made headlines. 

In 2015, several people had been held in the cabins for hours due to a technical problem.