Riders briefly stuck in amusement park outage

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Six Flags Great Adventure loses power - New Jersey - 9/14/2014
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Riders briefly stuck in amusement park outage
Apparently Six Flags Great Adventure lost power earlier today. They say it's technical but paramedics were seen. http://t.co/aGG6JmBYwN
power outage at six flags great adventure - the line for refunds http://t.co/DcctQ3fNuW
six flags great adventure - these ppl want to speak to a manager y security? http://t.co/xbEgnOY6a7
Apparently Six Flags Great Adventure lost power earlier today. They say it's technical but paramedics were seen. http://t.co/aGG6JmBYwN
Picked a great day to go to six flags great adventure! #poweroutage #nothingopen
IM AT SIX FLAGS AND I JUST GOT STUCK ON A ROLLERCOASTER
All the rides are down at Six Flags Great Adventure. Looks like one of the electric cabinets has some issues, it's smoking.
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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A power outage at a New Jersey amusement park left some patrons briefly stuck on rides, but no injuries were reported.

Officials say a faulty transformer caused Sunday's outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township.

Park spokeswoman Kaitlyn Turi says all guests who were on rides when the outage happened were safely unloaded within 20 minutes. She said all rides at the park are designed with computer systems that provide safe locations for rides to stop, and ride operators are trained to help guests safely disembark.

Power was restored to portions of the park a short time after, and following a safety check some rides resumed normal operations. The specific rides affected by the outage were not immediately disclosed.

In August, the Nitro roller coaster at Great Adventure lost power partway up its 233-foot peak, forcing riders to walk down along the tracks to the ground.


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