Coney Island Roller Coaster Gets Stuck on Opening Day

No injuries were reported, according to NYPD and Luna Park.

ByEmily Shapiro
March 29, 2015, 4:44 PM
PHOTO: Riders are evacuated from the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, New York City on March 29, 2015.
Riders are evacuated from the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, New York City on March 29, 2015.
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— -- Some Coney Island visitors in New York City had a scarier roller coaster ride than they expected today when the Cyclone at Luna Park got stuck, stranding passengers high in the air.

The coaster stalled as it was going up, the New York Police Department said. Passengers were then evacuated safely, according to a Luna Park official.

No injuries were reported according to the NYPD and Luna Park. Ten to 12 people were on the ride at the time, Luna Park said.

Today was Luna Park's opening day of the season. The Cyclone got stuck on its second ride, according to Angie Morris, brand manager for Luna Park.

"Safety is the number one priority for our guests at Luna Park. This was an isolated issue and it is quickly being resolved," Morris said in a statement.

The ride will reopen "after proper inspection," the statement added.

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