Roller coasters are scary enough. The cars hurtle riders through the air and can occasionally be dangerous. At least when a roller coaster gets stuck, the riders can be reached by employees with food and water. It’s a little harder to help people suspended on wires 300 feet in the air.
That was the situation for the unlucky riders of the Windseeker at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Twenty of people swung in the air when the ride stalled at about 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. They weren’t brought down until three and a half hours later, after the park had been closed.