NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Coney Island reopened Sunday, but the Cyclone wasn’t quite ready for the season.
In its first public ride of the year, the 88-year-old thrill ride got stuck about 10 feet from the top.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
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.
(video courtesy of amNewYork)
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.