[Video below.] Coney Island reopened today, but the Cyclone wasn’t quite ready for the season. In its first public ride of the year, the iconic roller coaster got stuck about 10 feet from the top, CBS New York reports.
Photos and video from the scene show workers helping the approximately two dozen riders walk down to safety on a small walkway that lines the track. They had been stranded for 10 to 15 minutes.
Park officials told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith there is a safety feature on the ride that prevents it from rolling backward if it encounters a problem on an incline.
No injuries have been reported.