Passengers trapped on Sea World ride

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Sea World guests have had their thrill seeking cut short after one of its roller-coasters came to a halt mid-ride on Friday.

The park’s new Leviathan roller coaster was affected, with passengers forced to sit on the ride while waiting to be evacuated.

They were handed umbrellas to keep the sun off them on the 28 degree day.

It’s unclear just how long the passengers were stuck on the ride for.It’s unclear just how long the passengers were stuck on the ride for.

The passengers have since been rescued and the attraction has been temporarily closed.

Village Roadshows, which owns Sea World, has been contacted for comment.

The Leviathan ride was officially opened last month in the $50 million Atlantis precinct, however made headlines for closing a few days later before being reopened.

It is the first wooden roller coaster to be built in Australia in 35 years and reaches speeds of 80km/h.

The ride issue comes on the same day that the funeral for Sea World helicopter pilot Ash Jenkinson was held on the Gold Coast.

The Leviathan ride is Australia's first wooden rollercoaster built in 35 years.The Leviathan ride is Australia’s first wooden rollercoaster built in 35 years.

Mr Jenkinson was one of four people killed when two helicopters collided at the theme park on January 2.

He was one of four people – including British newlyweds Diane and Ron Hughes and Sydney woman Vanessa Tadros – who died when the helicopter crashed into a sandbank below.

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