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Here’s How a Selfie Stick Ruined a Roller Coaster Ride

A passenger's urgent need for a photo shut down a Disney California Adventure roller coaster for nearly an hour

The selfie stick, one of the great menaces of modern technology, briefly felled another American institution on Wednesday when the California Screamin’ roller coaster at Disney California Adventure was ground to a stop after a passenger used the elongated rod mid-ride. Passengers were reportedly stuck on the ride for less than an hour, according to a park spokesperson.

Though not banned from Disney California entirely, the use of selfie sticks on rides and other attractions is strictly forbidden for safety reasons.

[The O.C. Register]

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