It was 2008, a fine sunny day at Dreamworld.
After waiting in line for over 15 minutes, we hopped on the TOT (this was the one where you would ride forwards as it was 2008)
Harnesses were checked and we were ready to go.
BOOM! The ride launches. I was 13 at the time and immediately noticed that the ride was going really slow... the launch was around 1/4 the power as a regular cycle.
"Mum, I think it's broken"
"It'll speed up any minute"
The ride continues to slow.
The ride stopped in an outdoor part of the track, around 20M before the hill. I was a bit scared, wondering whether it will start working again or whether we would need to be rescued. Around 5 minutes later, two people, a man and a woman climb the ladder up to the track. We are told to remain seated and stay calm. The lady told me it'll be ok, and both of the staff comforted the passengers. Our harnesses released around 2 minutes after that, from the front to the back we had to climb down a staircase. A small crowd was there watching.
The ride stayed closed for the rest of the day.
We are going back to dreamworld in June, but sadly won't be able to ride this amazing ride again as it will be under maintenance.
Anyway, that's just my story. Does anyone else have stories like this?