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OMG: How Would You Like To Be Stuck On A Ride 300 Feet In The Air For Nearly Four Hours
September 20, 2012
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Even if you absolutely love wild rides, this couldn't have been fun.

Those people were stuck 300 feet in the air for nearly four hours, after the ride broke down. The ride is only supposed to last a minute.

Park officials the "safety security system activated," causing the ride to stop.

More than 20 people were up there, but all of them were okay after maintenance workers manually lowered the ride to the ground. And they got to watch the sun set, so that's something.

Check out this video, with clips from a few people who were on the ride.

One tourist from Baltimore said "They didn't tell me that in the brochure."

Another woman said "I have a fear of heights so that first half-hour was a little bit daunting," she said. "But he's (her husband) a great coach. He talked me through it."

This isn't the first time the ride has got stuck. It happened two weeks ago as well, and it took three hours to lower it.

The ride - called the Wind Seeker - is at Knotts Berry Farm in Orange County, California. Basically, it swings people around in a circle 300 feet in the air.

In a statement, the park said "Safety is Knott's number one priority and we are committed to the protection of all our guests. Each of our rides is inspected, check-listed and properly maintained daily. Knott's will continue to consistently monitor and inspect the rides and operation thereof."

Park officials have now shut it down indefinitely.

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