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Workers assist thrill seekers on the Luna Park Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster after it got stuck on its inaugural run of the Summer 2015 season, on March 29, 2015 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Workers assist thrill seekers on the Luna Park Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster after it got stuck on its inaugural run of the Summer 2015 season, on March 29, 2015 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Richard Levine—Demotix/Corbis

Breakdown of Classic New York Roller Coaster Forces Riders to Climb Down By Foot

Mar 30, 2015

Thrill-seekers had a scarier ride than anticipated Sunday when the legendary Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster in New York got stuck on its first run of the season.

Staff members were forced to spend Luna Park's opening day assisting shaken roller coaster riders climb down the wooden structure by foot. "It was terrifying, because I was up there and everything was spinning," Gabriella Centeno told NBC after taking the long climb down. "I'm scared of heights."

The amusement park staff said the coaster had been tested in preparation for opening day.

[NBC]

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