Cedar Point’s Rougarou roller coaster stops, riders exit safely

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SANDUSKY - The Rougarou roller coaster at Cedar Point stopped for a short time on Thursday night.

All riders were able to exit the ride safely and without incident, according to Cedar Point's Public Relations Manager Bryan Edwards.

The ride will reopen on Friday normally. It is unknown what caused the ride to stop.

This is just the first summer Rougarou has been open.

The Rougarou is Cedar Point’s 17th coaster in all, and flips passengers upside down four times at speeds of over 60 miles per hour.

Here are a few facts about the ride:

— Ride is 145 feet tall
— First drop is 137 feet down
— Includes three floorless trains, which hold 32 riders each
— The track is 3,900 feet long

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