On a hot Sunday afternoon at Disney California Adventure Park, a popular roller coaster unexpectedly stopped, leaving twenty visitors stranded at its highest point. 

The incident, which unfolded around 1:30 p.m. on the Incredicoaster in Pixar Pier, raised concerns as temperatures soared to 88 degrees.

Disney California Adventure Park Roller Coaster Stops, Guests Stranded in Heat

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Disney California Adventure Park Staff Respond

Eyewitness Vince Crandon, who was near the ride when it halted, initially thought the attraction was closed for maintenance. "I was really concerned for the heat and obviously for the people," he told NBC Los Angeles. "It was not moving and was on top of the apex."

Responding quickly, Disney California Adventure Park staff climbed up to the stranded riders with safety harnesses. To shield them from the scorching sun, employees handed out umbrellas, providing some relief from the heat.

The ordeal lasted about an hour, according to SF Gate, although Disney officials stated that all guests were safely evacuated within 30 minutes. 

This incident at Disney California Adventure Park was not the first hiccup for the Incredicoaster this month, as it had experienced multiple delays over 15 days in June, attributed to various reasons like weather and mechanical issues.

The Incredicoaster, which opened in 2018 after refurbishing the former California Screamin', is a major attraction at Disney California Adventure Park known for its exhilarating loop and stunning views over Pixar Pier. 

The cause of Sunday's stoppage remains unclear, but it added a dramatic twist to the usual thrills expected at the park.

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Summer Changes at Disney Park

As summer approaches, Disney California Adventure Park is making adjustments to some of its entertainment schedules. 

Notable attractions such as the Warriors of Wakanda in Avengers Campus and the Citizens of Buena Vista Street will see reduced performances starting in July. This decision, initially reported by the Orange County Register, follows a usual review of the park's entertainment offerings.

KTLA 5 reported that Disney officials explained the changes as part of routine assessments to enhance guest experiences, suggesting factors like weather and other special events can influence such decisions. 

They advise visitors to consult Disneyland.com or the Disneyland app for the latest show times on the day of their visit.

The Warriors of Wakanda show, a dynamic display by the Black Panther's Dora Milaje, offers strength and skill training sessions. Meanwhile, the Citizens of Buena Vista Street performance captures the essence of the 1920s, adding a lively historical vibe to the area.

These modifications are part of a broader scaling back of entertainment across Disney California Adventure Park. Earlier, Disney announced the closure of the "Doctor Strange: Mysteries of the Mystic Arts" show and the discontinuation of the live entertainment at Club Pixar. 

Despite these changes, Dr. Strange will still be available for guest interactions around the campus.

This strategic adjustment in entertainment comes as Disney California Adventure Park gears up for the busy summer season, aiming to balance guest satisfaction with operational efficiency. 

The park's calendar currently extends only up to July 25, indicating that further updates could be expected as the season progresses.

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