Friday night riders were stuck on California Screamin’ at Disney’s California Adventure. According to this tweet from Windows to the Magic:
BREAKING NEWS: Train stops on Ca Screamin’ at DCA. Guests stuck after the loop. ANAHEIM FD has been dispatched!
@wttm (Window to the Magic)
UPDATE – The Orange County Register has reported that the incident was caused by a backpack that fell onto the tracks. It sounds like the ride’s safety system stopped the trains in order to prevent them from hitting the backpack.There were no injuries, but it took about an hour for the fire department to rescue about 24 riders from one of the trains. The stranded train had just left the loop and was 20 feet or so off the ground. Read the full story: “Riders removed from Disney roller coaster after object blocks track” Thankfully, no one was hurt from the incident.
California Screamin’ is an Intamin launch roller coaster that opened in 2001. It features one vertical loop and its 6,700 foot long track makes it one of the longest roller coaster in the World.
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