SANDUSKY, Ohio– A portion of Cedar Point was without power on Memorial Day.
A car hit a utility pole at about 1:45 p.m. on Monday and caused the outage, according to Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark. The affected rides came to a stop and guests were escorted off, Clark said.
“It was really scary. I felt really bad for them. Especially looking around at the Millennium Force. People on the cable rides, the swings. You saw so many people stuck. It was so horrible,” said Alecia Beggs, of Garden City Michigan.
“At first, they were all kind of laughing about it. They were good sports about it. And then you could see it was getting harder and hard for them to stay up there,” said Macy Abner, of Garden City, Michigan.
“It scared me. We were trying to figure out how they would be able to get them down. Every time we looked back, they were still chilling in the sun,” said Amanda Beggs, of Garden City Michigan.
Brian Fontanella, who was visiting the park, posted video on Twitter of what appears to be smoke coming from the Sky Ride. According to Cedar Point, it was from a generator starting.
— Brian Fontanella (@BrianFontanella) May 28, 2018
Another Twitter user said people were stuck on Millennium Force for nearly an hour.
Millennium Force has been like this for 45 minutes 🙊 pic.twitter.com/a0UBiTNTAC
— 𝑆𝑎𝑟𝑎ℎ 🍒 (@sarah_lizzzzz) May 28, 2018
Once power was restored at about 4 p.m., all rides were operational.
Clark said anyone with a ticket from Monday can use it again before Labor Day.