People who enjoy getting stuck on the top of roller coasters were in for a real treat today: the historic Coney Island Cyclone broke down mid-ride this afternoon, stranding passengers at the top. This must be what Bob Dylan meant when he sang, "Stuck inside a mobile with the Coney Island Cyclone broke down blues again."
This was the second time this season that the Cyclone has broken down—the first came on opening day in March.
This time, the train stopped just before the initial big drop. Once again, park employees helped stuck passengers walk down the tracks. There were no reports of injuries, according to NBC. "That awkward moment when people get stuck on a roller coaster in Coney Island," wrote Jake Zweb, who took the photo above.
Witnesses told the Post the incident happened around 2 p.m.; they said they were stuck there for about five minutes before being led down by workers. "It was a little scary. I mean, you look down and you’re pretty high up. And so it was a little bit scary," rider Matt Levin told them. “But at the end of the day…you know, I always wanted to go on the Cyclone. Some people had warned against it and now I know why. This is my first time."
PHOTOS: Riders Stuck Atop Coney Island Roller Coaster pic.twitter.com/fcTU0KFEFl
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In general, all the passengers the Post spoke with sounded pretty nonchalant about the experience: "Luckily, it stopped before the big drop. … We were mildly concerned, sure," said Michael Osbon, who was onboard with his girlfriend. He said he thinks he'll ride it again: "It’s been around for 50 years so I’m sure it’ll be fine," he said.
Anyway, this is the only non-Fast & Furious roller coaster we would want to get stuck on: