Amusement park mishaps, unfortunately, happen all too often. They occasionally leave innocent ride-lovers trapped for hours on end. When it comes to the worst rides to be stuck on, the possibilities are endless. Picture yourself teetering on the edge of Splash Mountain for hours on end.
There are annoying rides to be stuck on, but there’s nothing we can do about it. Then, there are the ones that sound dangerous to the point where you’re hanging upside down from towering heights. As you imagine going through such an unpleasant experience, you better hope it doesn’t happen to you.
Superman: Escape From Krypton
Not for the faint of heart in general, whether it gets stuck or not. If it does, however, there’s a chance you could up sticking 415 feet off the ground.
There’s the launching point at the beginning of the ride which goes up at a 90-degree angle. Should you get stuck during the launch, you’d be forced to stare hundreds of feet down.
This is pretty much designed specifically to give you a complete sensory overload. Not only does this ride include all sorts of odd angles, but the seats also rotate 360 degrees.
So, who knows what position you could end up in if you’re stuck. However, the only upside is that they have flamethrowers.
With one of the world’s tallest vertical loops, the possibility of getting stuck upside down at 160-feet totally stinks.
If that’s not enough, consider the reviews of the ones who actually got stuck. The park may or may not be concerned about consoling you should this ever happen. Just ahead, if the chance of getting stuck 45 stories high is your idea of a good time, then America’s tallest roller coaster isn’t for you.
Imagine being stuck on a giant teeter-totter for drunk people, dangling helplessly in the Vegas sun. You’re 866 feet off the ground and 27 feet out from the solid ground.
There is a high possibility that you are intoxicated and trapped on a ride for an indefinite period with no access to a restroom.
This requires you to remain standing as you careen through the air. But, at least you’re held in place by an uncomfortable bike seat and a shoulder harness.
The high odds of getting stuck upside down or in a super uncomfortable position is your only hope of survival in the event of a malfunction.
If the chance of getting stuck 45 stories high is your idea of a good time, then America’s tallest roller coaster is right up your alley.
If you don’t make it to the top, you’ll find yourself face to face with a 90-degree angle. Or, perhaps you’ll get stuck at any point along the 270-degree spiral that leads back down. The most upside down, action-packed stand-up in the world is just around the corner.
Between the 90 degree ascent, the 121-foot lift, the 97-degree drop, and all the barrel rolls, it’s hard to decide what part of the ride you could get stuck.
But, let’s use our imagination with the first loop you go through. Getting stuck in the middle of the loop would be something straight out of Final Destination.
Universal Studio Tour
Getting stuck on a tour can seem like an eternity, especially if you need a bathroom.
This plight is made worse if you’ve taken advantage of the park’s permission for guests to drink beer while on board the tram. Though there are little kids, there is no air-conditioning whatsoever.
You’re secured by a shoulder strap and situated atop a banana bike seat. This is the most upside down action of any stand-up in the world.
It’s lovely if you’re careening through it, but picture having to stand upside down, while stuck 156 feet in the air. Still on the way, being stuck in the dark with no idea what’s going to happen is a terrifying thought for any coaster.
It’s A Small World
The high probability of having its trademark song stuck in your head will make you want Advil for life.
The watchful gaze of those creepy, yet intimidating animatronic eyes wouldn’t be enough to convince someone that they’re really evil. Just don’t drink from the water — who knows whats in that.
Breaking down in the middle of a preserve with wild animals is unnerving enough. Yeah, once that baby breaks down, cheetahs and lions aren’t so cute anymore.
This is pretty popular with kids, so being stuck on a bus with screaming children isn’t the ideal vacation spot.
Being stuck in the dark with no idea what’s going to happen is scary. The possibility that someone would turn on the lights, giving you a full view is pretty unlikely.
But, getting stuck in an awkward position or high above the concrete would be enough to for someone to scream “HELP!” The whole point of the next ride is spinning saucers placed atop roller collar tracks.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
If the music isn’t enough to drive you up the wall, the claustrophobia from being stuck in a submarine with screaming kids will be.
The possibility of being stuck in the East Austrailian Current room where bubbles spiral around? That should be enough to keep you from enjoying this ride.
If you’re afraid of heights, getting stuck 77 feet in the air is what nightmares are all about it.
Little rockets aren’t the coziest spot, though for some odd reason they claim to be made for adults. There’s nothing like being suspended as close as you can possibly get to the sun.
The whole point of this ride is to experience life as a spinning saucer placed atop roller collar tracks. That means you get to experience the fun of getting more nauseated than ever before.
It would really suck if you’re stuck in a saucer with some joker who found it hilarious to keep the saucer spinning until the breakdown was resolved. Coming up, a ride that encourages you to bring an extra pair of shorts and a towel.
Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: Breakout!
Picture getting stuck between floors in the dark for hours, packed in a small space with a big group of tourists.
Sure, the singing and dancing is fun while it lasts, but the same thing over and over again in the event of a possible nervous breakdown could get old.
Ghosts that can sing and dance can be whimsical while you’re getting through the ride.
But watching the same routine like a song on repeat may get tiring in the event you get stuck for quite some time. If you’re stuck in the dark for an extended period, your eyes may be strained walking back into the Florida sunshine.
Kali River Rapids
A ride that encourages you to bring an extra pair of shorts and a towel is the ride you’ll want to stay dry on.
Imagine getting stuck amid the ride’s geysers, jetting water, and numerous splashdowns for hours on end. You’d have to leave the park immediately to dry yourself out.
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Figment, a mischevious little dragon might seem cute to the little ones, but he tends to be a constant annoyance for parents.
The whole ride is based on a journey through the five senses. I wish you good luck getting stuck in the smelling room because being belted with the stench of burnt coffee isn’t for everyone.
With 10 inversions, including a vertical loop and many other loops, there is no good part of this huge roller coaster to be stuck on.
Perhaps holding on for dear life and hoping for the best might be the only option. Because with all the loops, it’s just as a bad as having a bad hair day.