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'Computer fault' halts Qld rollercoaster

AAP logoAAP 20/11/2016 Jamie McKinnell

A computer fault was to blame for a popular rollercoaster at Movie World on the Gold Coast becoming stuck, the theme park says.

The Green Lantern rollercoaster came to a standstill on Sunday afternoon, with footage emerging online showing one cart stuck at the top of a conveyor belt on the highest point of the ride.

The "brief stoppage" lasted approximately half an hour, a spokesman said.

"The ride's safety systems were engaged following a computer fault," the spokesman said in a statement.

"These safety systems are designed to bring the ride to a safe stop in a dedicated evacuation zone."

One cart was evacuated onto a lower stoppage zone while people in the higher cart exited via a lift zone "as normal" before the fault was cleared.

"The safety and wellbeing of all of our guests is our top priority," the spokesman said.

"We anticipate the ride will reopen later today."

The same ride malfunctioned in March 2015 when a wheel component became loose and stranded 13 people, some for as long as three-and-a-half hours.

Firefighters were called to rescue riders during the 2015 incident but a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the park had not called for their services on Sunday.

The theme park's 16 attractions passed a safety audit on Friday.

The review, which covers all major Queensland amusement parks, was triggered by an accident at Dreamworld that claimed four lives when the Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned last month.

It is due to be completed by the end of November.

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