Riders rescued from Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando, OFD says
Orlando Fire Department says rescues at least 12 off Escape from Gringotts
ORLANDO, Fla. – At least a dozen riders were rescued from the Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios, according to Orlando fire officials.
Universal officials said a technical glitch "caused the ride to come to a safe stop."
Fire officials said they were attempting to rescue 12-15 riders from the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts just before noon.
The riders were stuck at approximately 7 feet off the ground, fire officials said.
No injuries were reported.
Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 flew over the park as fire trucks were parked outside of the 3D ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.
Universal officials said just before 1 p.m. guests on the last vehicle of the ride were removed from the ride.
The ride reopened later Monday afternoon.
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