"It was terrifying," one rider said
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.