Weatherzone reported the temperature was 30 degrees about the time the tourists became stuck at the Oxenford, Gold Coast, theme park.
The ride reaches speeds of up to 85km/h, and goes 32 metres high, according to the Movie World website.
Passengers wear a virtual reality mask throughout the ride, where they experience ‘five stomach-churning inversions’.
Late last year, after four people died on a ride at nearby Dreamworld, all Gold Coast theme parks underwent exhaustive safety audits.
In November, the government said every ride at Movie World had been cleared and it said the park had ‘robust’ systems in place for all of its attractions.
Movie World is not owned by the same company as Dreamworld.
Roger Singh, principal solicitor at Sydney’s Shine Lawyers, told Daily Mail Australia this could hurt the tourism industry at the Gold Coast.
‘This could be another nail in the coffin for the leisure industry on the Gold Coast strip because of the dent in people’s confidence in safety of the facilities,’ said Mr Singh, who has dealt with accidents, trauma and compensation.
‘It’s absolutely vital and incumbent of the industry to make sure no stone is left unturned and [they are] keeping on top of the most stringent of safety standards.
‘It’s early days to say as to what has caused this, but if it has been caused by some level of negligence then this adds to the sad state of affairs with respect to the leisure industry on the Gold Coast strip and will go potentially further and the confidence of the public.
‘If it established that it occurred as some mismanage or malfunction then this would open leave open action to be taken,’ he said.
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