News Next Door: Dorney Park Coaster Breaks Down
A coaster breakdown stuck riders on the track for 90 minutes.
A roller coaster at Dorney Park, one of the closest amusement parks to the Greater Philadelphia area, malfunctioned Wednesday, trapping riders for 90 minutes, according to a report from South Whitehall Patch.
The ride got stuck during its initial ascent, keeping riders immobile on the coaster about 138 feet in the air for about an hour and a half. No one was injured in the malfunction.
The ride, named the Stinger, was recently acquired from a park in California. According to a report published in 2009, 24 riders got stuck on the ride for hours.
Park spokeswoman Carrie Basta said that the Dorney Park breakdown was "not even in the same ballpark" as what had happened at Great America park.
"These coasters are machines," she said, "and just like your car, an unexpected thing is going to happen once in awhile."