HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A roller coaster somehow got stuck at the amusement park, and riders had to be evacuated from the structure, marking the second time a coaster has stopped working at the park in less than a week.
Hersheypark officials say The Sidewinder “experienced a stoppage” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, and workers escorted all 27 riders safely off it.READ MORE: Waterford Township Schools Closed After More Than 60% Of Staff Sickened Following Luncheon
They say the coaster worked as it should during a malfunction by settling at a point that allowed guests to safely exit.
The ride is closed for the day and the malfunction is being investigated.READ MORE: Giant Supermarket Chain Opening 4 New Stores In Philadelphia, Hiring 700 Employees
The Sidewinder is a steel roller coaster that’s rated as an “aggressive thrill ride” on Hersheypark’s website.
On Friday, the park’s Fahrenheit roller coaster was briefly stuck mid-ride for about six minutes. No one was evacuated and the ride continued.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Officials Expected To Provide Update On Reopening Timeline Tuesday, Sources Say
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