Japan's Slowest Roller Coaster Derails, Nobody Notices (Video)

March 26, 2018
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The Arakawa Amusement Park in Arakawa Ward, Tokyo is home to the "Family Coaster," often billed as the "slowest coaster in Japan."  The park proclaims its top speed to be somewhere around 8.5 mph.  

Last week, the coaster suddenly derailed in the middle of its ride, though if you had asked any of the seven adults or twelve children on board, none would have been able to notice a difference.  When a wheel on the first car disengaged with the rail, the coaster came to a sudden halt.  A woman in her 30s who was on the ride with her son told the newspaper Asahi Shimbun, "The coaster was moving so slowly, I didn’t notice it had stopped.”

Panic slowly started developing when park employees tried to push the train and hit it with hammers to realign the cars, but it was to no avail.  Eventually, after 50 minutes all of the passengers were safely evacuated from the ride with no reported injuries.

As one commentator pointed out, "Yup, can’t get much slower than 0 km/h.  You did it Family Coaster!”  The park announced they are conducting a full investigation into why the coaster suddenly derailed.

Check out the video below to see this thrill ride in full, death-defying action!

Via Sora News 24