Coaster Gets Stuck at Six Flags, Passengers Forced to Walk Down

No one was injured at the Jackson, New Jersey amusement park

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    Raw video shows what passengers experienced when a roller coaster billed as a "maximum thrill-level," "gut-munching" ride at a Six Flags amusement park in New Jersey got stuck on its way up to the 230-foot peak, forcing passengers to exit the ride and walk down alongside the tracks. (Published Saturday, Aug 2, 2014)

    A roller coaster billed as a "maximum thrill-level," "gut-munching" ride at a Six Flags amusement park in New Jersey got stuck on its way up to the 230-foot peak, forcing passengers to exit the ride and walk down alongside the tracks. 

    Officials at the Great Adventure park in Jackson said the Nitro roller coaster experienced a power failure as it was climbing up the track Friday afternoon. 

    Park personnel climbed the access stairs to remove the passengers on the stuck coaster and walked them safely down to ground level, officials said. 

    No one was hurt.

    Roller Coaster Riders Forced to Walk Back Down

    [NY] Roller Coaster Riders Forced to Walk Back Down
    A roller coaster billed as a "maximum thrill-level," "gut-munching" ride at a Six Flags amusement park in New Jersey got stuck on its way up to the 230-feet-high peak, forcing passengers to exit the ride and walk down alongside the tracks. (Published Saturday, Aug 2, 2014)

    The ride was shut down for the remainder of Friday night. It's not clear when it will reopen. 

    According to the amusement park's website, the first hill on the Nitro is 233 feet high. The coaster reaches 80 miles per hour as it zooms to the second hill, which is about 180 feet high.