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Video shows roller coaster getting stuck mid-ride at Cedar Point in Ohio due to weather conditions

Video shows GateKeeper roller coaster getting stuck mid-ride at Cedar Point due to weather conditions
Posted at 12:35 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 13:38:17-04

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Weather conditions are to blame for the GateKeeper roller coaster stopping mid-ride at Cedar Point on Wednesday night, Cedar Point officials said.

Video taken by parkgoer Shannon Drown Ebeling shows the GateKeeper roller coaster moving back and forth on a specific part of the track.

A spokesperson for Cedar Point said at approximately 9:30 p.m. the GateKeeper failed to complete its full circuit due to weather conditions. The train came to a stop on a section of the track near the main entrance.

"The ride’s safety systems engaged as designed and an additional train was stopped on the lift hill. Guests in both trains were escorted safely from the ride," said a Cedar Point spokesperson.

The GateKeeper ride should be open Thursday.