Adventurous visitors at Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park encountered an unexpected twist during their roller coaster experience when a malfunction caused them to walk down from the top of the towering 205-foot Magnum XL 200 coaster on Monday.
Josh Lett shared a video and photo capturing the moment a coaster car became stranded atop an incline on the Magnum XL 200 roller coaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky. In response to the unforeseen issue, a line of people patiently made their way down a lengthy flight of emergency stairs.
The Magnum XL 200 roller coaster holds a significant place in roller coaster history, as it was the world’s first to surpass 200 feet in height. Its grand debut in 1989 also earned it the distinction of being “the fastest and steepest complete-circuit coaster in the world,” boasting a thrilling speed of 72 mph, proudly proclaimed by the park.
Regrettably, the ride experienced an untimely stoppage, and despite the best efforts of operators, it was unable to be restarted, necessitating a carefully planned evacuation procedure.
Cedar Point amusement park, renowned for its thrilling rides and attractions, is committed to the safety and enjoyment of its guests, and incidents like these are promptly addressed by their experienced staff. As investigations into the cause of the malfunction are underway, the park remains dedicated to ensuring the well-being and excitement of its visitors.