Mickey’s Fun Wheel at Disney California Adventure stalled Thursday afternoon with riders aboard after experiencing technical difficulties causing guests to need to be evacuated. The Disneyland Resort confirmed that Mickey’s Fun Wheel was experiencing technical difficulties.
In a written statement, the park said, “We are working to evacuate our guests as soon as possible. The safety of our Guests and Cast Members is our highest priority.”
The incident was initially reported to the CBS2 newsroom by a viewer, who called around 5:18 p.m. The viewer had indicated that riders had been stuck for about 30 minutes. Aerial footage from the channel showed cast members at the theme park manually removing passengers.
As of 6 p.m., all passengers had been removed, according to Sky9’s Stu Mundel.