Roller coaster riders are usually looking for an adrenaline rush — but not like this.
The Magnum XL-200 roller coaster launched Monday at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. got stuck Because the passengers were at the top of a 205-foot chasm, a hair-raising evacuation ensued.
The passengers on board eventually had to descend a steep flight of stairs, led by park officials, to get to safety. Video posted on Facebook shows the evacuation, with the witness who posted the footage quipping, “I’m glad I wasn’t those people!”
Nobody was injured in the incident.
Rider Laina Cafego said local news channel WOIO that the passengers were stuck in the air for about 20 to 30 minutes before the rescue took place.
“My immediate reaction, I said out loud, was, ‘Is this supposed to happen?'” she recalls. “But what was most frustrating was that they didn’t know what was coming next because it took them a while to announce over the speakers that they were receiving maintenance.”
Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark said Fox News Digital that the incident was a “normal ride disruption” but operators were unable to restart the coaster.
The The park’s website advertises it The Magnum XL-200 holds a Guinness World Record for “leading edge height”.