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.