So the world-famous Cyclone at the world-famous Coney Island amusement parks got stuck.
And the two dozen people who were lucky (or is it unlucky?) enough to get the very first coaster ride of the season had to be walked down from the 85-foot, 88-year-old thrill ride’s highest point.
Chalk it up to opening-day jitters. Or at least jitters for Gabriella Centeno and the other riders rescued by the Cyclone’s crack crew.
“It was terrifying, because I was up there and everything was spinning,” Centeno said, once safely back on terra firma. “I didn’t know what to do.”
“I’m scared of heights,” she noted. “This was insane.”