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Zippin Pippin evacuated due to computer malfunction

Zippin Pippin roller coaster seen on Monday July 22, 2013. (Photo by: Terry Lee).
Zippin Pippin roller coaster seen on Monday July 22, 2013. (Photo by: Terry Lee).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - An unknown number of riders on the Zippin Pippin roller coaster got stuck on the incline Monday after a minor malfunction.  

Some of the riders were a group of kids with developmental disabilities.  

The ride stopped almost near the top around 1:30 p.m. Monday.  

Green Bay Metro Fire Department assisted in getting riders out of cars and down the stairs.

Bay Beach Park Manager Tina Westergard says the computer didn't like something, so it went into safety mode and stopped the ride. Talking further with park staff, some sort of sensor went off. 

It's the first time this year that the ride stopped because of an issue.  

Westergard says they inspect all of the park's 19 rides twice a day; once in the morning and once in the later afternoon.

Westergard points out the state law only requires amusement park rides be checked once a day.

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