Malfunction forces riders to climb down 200-foot roller coaster at Cedar Point
SANDUSKY, Ohio (WTVG/Gray News) – Roller coaster fans at Cedar Point were forced to evacuate from the top of a ride due to a malfunction on Monday.
Guests riding the Magnum XL-200 were forced off the ride when it broke down near the top of a hill. Video shows people climbing off the train and onto the stairs, roughly 200 feet in the air, and then make the long journey down the emergency steps.
A spokesperson for Cedar Point said the incident was part of a “standard ride stoppage” that caused the evacuation.
Riders said they were stuck on the train for about 30 minutes before evacuating. No one was injured.
The Magnum XL-200 was the first in the world to top 200 feet. When it opened in 1989, it was also “the fastest and steepest complete-circuit coaster in the world,” with a speed of 72 mph, the park said.
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