Fallen Backpack Causes Evacuation on Disney California Adventure Rollercoaster
Popular Disney California Adventure attraction California Screamin’ experienced some technical difficulties yesterday afternoon, when a rider’s backpack fell out of a ride vehicle and onto the rollercoaster’s track. The fallen object caused the attraction to come to an automatic stop.
No injuries or collisions were reported, Disney assures, but twenty four guests were evacuated from the ride. Firefighters had to remove the riders, whose ride vehicle was stuck at the bottom of a loop on the coaster. Riders were taken off the ride one at a time by the 20 fire officials that arrived at the scene, with the process taking about an hour. The attraction was then closed for the remainder of the day.
California Screamin’, located in the Paradise Pier section of Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, is a thrilling roller coaster that made its debut in 2001. The ride is roughly 1 1/8 miles long, making it the second longest steel coaster in the US, and the sixth longest in the world.
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