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Guest Causes Temporary Shutdown of Disney's California Screamin'

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | July 30, 2015

Guest Causes Temporary Shutdown of Disney's California Screamin'

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California Screamin’ was shut down temporarily on Tuesday when a visitor dropped an item onto the tracks and a sensor was triggered to shut down the ride.

In a report from Joseph Pimentel of the Orange County Register, visitors to Disney California Adventure got more than they bargained for Tuesday as California Screamin’ came to a complete stop on the uphill climb, forcing passengers to manually exit the ride via the emergency staircase.

The sensor was triggered by a passenger waiting on the station platform who dropped an item onto the tracks. The incident took place at around 3:30 p.m. local time, and the passengers spent several minutes stuck on the ride before being assisted out of the trains.

Australian businessman Josh Rowe shared an image on Twitter of passengers walking down the roller coaster after it came to a complete stop toward the top of the first lift hill:

Despite the sudden stop and the heat from sitting in the California sun for several minutes, there were no reported injuries. Once the item was cleared from the track and the sensor was reset, California Screamin’ returned to full function.

This wasn’t the first issue with the roller coaster, either. In June, the attraction had to be manually stopped when operators saw one of the passengers pull out a selfie stick during the ride. It is Disney policy that items like selfie sticks are banned from rides and the entire park.

Here is a point-of-view video of California Screamin’ at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California, via Theme Park Review:

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