Rollercoaster breaks down at Movie World

Up to 20 people stuck on Arkham Asylum

Rollercoaster breaks down at Movie World

Image credit: Carrie Greenbank, Nine News, via Twitter.

A rescue operation is underway at Movie World on the Gold Coast where around 20 people have been stranded during a rollercoaster glitch.

The Arkham Asylum ride broke down about 11.40am Wednesday.

Photos from the scene suggest the malfunction occurred shortly after the ride commenced.

Nine News reporter Carrie Greenbank said 20 or so guests appeared to be okay.

"From what we can see they seem fairly calm," she said.

"It's a dramatic roller coaster, it hits speeds of up to 85kmh."