People Keep Sharing Videos Of Canada’s Wonderland Rides Getting Stuck
This does NOT look fun.
Who doesn’t love a trip to Canada’s Wonderland? The Ontario amusement park has won over the hearts of Canadians, delivering thrills and summertime fun since its opening in 1981. Wonderland's epic rides don't always run so smoothly, though, which we've seen in several viral videos so far this summer.
The first known incident this summer was caught on video back in June, when an unlucky group of riders got stuck on the Leviathan. The video’s description mentions that the passengers were held on the ride for a whole 25 minutes before it started up again.
The reason for this is unclear, but Narcity has contacted Canada's Wonderland for more details.
The most recent video was posted this Thursday when a group of riders reportedly became stranded in the rain.
Canada's Wonderland provided Narcity with the following statement: "On Aug. 15, 2019 at approx. 3:20pm the Dragon Fyre roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland stopped. In less than 10 minutes, the train was returned to the station and guests exited. After an inspection by the park maintenance team, the ride was restarted several minutes later. The ride is open and operating normally."*
Wonderland visitors have reported similar issues in the past. "This weekend, the Bat broke down with my 2 young sons and I stuck at the top for 1/2 hr facing downwards. It was terrifying and no one would tell us a thing," read a customer review on Trip Advisor.
Thankfully, stalling rides aren't an indication that there's anything wrong with the coasters themselves. According to CBC, Cedar Fair Entertainment — the company that operates Wonderland — has a glowing safety reputation. In fact, it's reported that there have been no safety issues on the rides at Canada's Wonderland since the park first opened.
*This article has been updated.