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April 5, 2007

Universal Roller Coaster Shut Down For Inspection

Orlando, FL -- Universal Studios Orlando employees stopped the Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster Wednesday evening after a bolt was found by a passenger.

According to Universal, the roller coaster was near the end when a passenger found a loose bolt in or near one of the seats.

Employees responded by stopping the ride and immediately notified management. Approximately 170 passengers riding the roller coaster at the time had to be walked off the attraction.

There were no reported injuries and no one was in any immediate danger.

After an inspection turned up nothing wrong, the park decided to reopen the ride. The roller coaster ended up being closed for about 45 minutes.

According to Universal, the loose part came from the padding on one of the roller coaster's seats.

The Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster like all rides at Universal Studios Orlando are inspected daily by trained maintenance staff.

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