Roller-coaster malfunctions at Hershey Park

    A roller coaster somehow became stuck at a Pennsylvania 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.

    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.

    The Sidewinder is a steel roller coaster that’s rated 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.

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