Families have historically gone to amusement parks for a day riding thrilling rollercoasters. The worst part of the day used to be just the long lines. But in the past year, there has been no shortage of incidents involving amusement park accidents, both domestically and internationally.
Just yesterday in Orlando, 12 guests were rescued from the Transformers ride at Universal Studios Orlando. One rider reported being stuck in mid-air for an hour. She told journalists that the group was taken off of the ride by fire officials who strapped the passengers with safety harnesses and pulled them up by ropes.
Lately, not a day seems to go by without some mention of another amusement park accident. Here are more recent shocking circumstances when gravity strikes back.