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Power Outage Strands Roller Coaster Riders

It took 2 hours to restore power at Cedar Point
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 29, 2018 12:38 AM CDT
Power Outage Leaves Roller Coaster Riders Stuck for 2 Hours
This photo provided by Cedar Point shows an empty train cresting the 170-foot tall lift hill during a test run on Cedar Point’s GateKeeper roller coaster.   (AP Photo/Cedar Point)

(Newser) – A power outage at an amusement park in Ohio left riders stranded on some of its roller coasters and other rides for about two hours. A spokesman for Cedar Point in Sandusky says the park lost power Monday afternoon when a car hit a utility pole, the AP reports. Photos shared on social media by people at the park along Lake Erie show riders stuck on a train going up the 300-foot-tall Millennium Force roller coaster. Park employees helped people off of the rides. Crews were able to restore power within about two hours. (Read more amusement parks stories.)

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