JLS were spotted enjoying the famous ride last year. Photo: Rex
The Oblivion ride at Alton Towers
came to a standstill after a man wandered into a prohibited area and had to be rescued.
The ride had to be stopped after a young man managed to get into its tunnel at around 14.20 yesterday, according to a spokesperson for the Staffordshire-based theme park.
The man was rescued by three fire crews while the ride was out of action, and he was then taken to the University Hospital North Staffordshire as a precaution.
A spokesperson told the BBC
: "As with all our rides the area surrounding the Oblivion track is securely fenced off and ride operators reacted immediately in line with our well rehearsed safety procedures.
"A full investigation will now be carried out."
It's certainly not the first time incidents have occurred at UK theme parks.
In March this year, a man who was left badly injured after a UK theme park ride accident was seeking a £250,000 damages payout.
Mark Simpson, 51, from Leicester, was enjoying a day out with 16 members of his family at Wicksteed Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire, when he was "catapulted" out of a water chute.
He suffered a broken left ankle, and an injured knee, shoulder and wrist, as well as developing a clot on the lungs, and now says is injuries have left it harder for him to get a job.
And, back in August 2011, a boy with special needs fell out a "white knuckle" ride at the Camelot Theme Park
in Chorley, Lancashire.
He was airlifted to the Wigan Royal Infirmary after plunging from the Excalibur 2 - one of the park's most popular rides - but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Not put off? Try one of these on for size:
- The Swarm, Thorpe Park
With a 127ft head-first drop straight under the wing of a genuine plane wreckage, followed by gut-wrenching near misses that take you terrifyingly close to a flaming fire truck, rotating helicopter blades and the walls of a life-size church, <a href="http://www.thorpepark.com/rides/the-swarm.aspx ">The Swarm</a> is Europe's tallest winged roller coaster, and Thorpe Park's newest attraction. </p>
- Sky Ride, Tree Top Adventure
Swings aren't scary, right? Wrong. How do you fancy one that reaches speeds of up to 50mph and 3G force? <a href="http://www.ttadventure.co.uk">Sky Ride</a> - the fastest swing in Europe - recently opened at Tree Top Adventure in North Wales. It's Europe’s first five-seater giant swing, elevated 80ft above the Conway Valley. Adrenaline seekers are suspended above the tree tops before being released to soar back and forth, with their feet dangling as the rush hits. Sky Ride is the highest swing-based ride of its kind in the UK.</p>
- Tower of Terror, Disney's Hollywood Studios
According to legend, stars of the silver screen stayed at the Hollywood Tower Hotel during the golden age of Hollywood. But the story goes that in 1939, five guests were riding in the Hotel's maintenance service elevator when lightning struck the building - and they were never seen again. You can still see scorch marks on the exterior of the building. Only brave souls ride the <a href="http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/hollywood-studios/attractions/twilight-zone-tower-of-terror/">Twilight Zone Tower of Terror</a> at Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park.</p>
- Balder, Liseberg Amusement Park, Sweden
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- Formula Rossa, Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
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- Megafobia, Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire
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- Powerfan Plummet, Tree Top Adventure
<a href="http://www.ttadventure.co.uk">Tree Top Adventure</a> in the heart of Snowdonia in Wales is home to the world's highest Powerfan parachute simulator, the Powerfan Plummet. Thrill-seekers can scale a height of 106ft for a panoramic view, before plummeting to the ground aided by revolutionary new technology which ensures a feather light landing.</p>
- Tower of Power, Siam Park, Tenerife
The Tower of Power at <a href="http://www.siampark.net">Siam Park</a>, Costa Adeje in Tenerife offers the ultimate adrenaline rush. The 28 metre-high drop features a nearly vertical slide and a jaw-dropping drop at a speed of around 25mph. If that doesn’t seem enough, the ride then propels any brave takers through a clear underwater flume set in a giant tank... filled with sharks.</p>
- The Phoenix, Knoebels, Pennsylvania
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- Floorless SkeiKra, Busch Gardens, Florida
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