Rollercoaster gets stuck with eight people on board at Royal Melbourne Show

Some Royal Melbourne Show thrill seekers had to endure a tense hour when a carriage on the Taipan roller coaster suddenly broke down.

The ride ground to a halt at the top of the tracks shortly after 1pm this afternoon.

Three children were among the eight people stranded.

Workers spent around an hour trying to fix the problem.

Taipan Rollercoaster got stuck for around an hour at the Royal Melbourne Show. Photo: 7News

It prompted yawns of boredom from one stranded passenger, while another also appeared unfazed during the delicate operation.

It is not yet clear why the ride broke down.

WorkSafe is investigating the incident.