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Disney Ferris Wheel Breaks Down, Stranding Riders

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    Disney Ferris Wheel Breaks Down, Stranding Riders
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    File - The amusement park and "Mickey's Fun Wheel" at Paradise Pier in Disney's California Adventure is viewed in this 2010 Anaheim, California, spring afternoon photo.

    California Adventure Ferris wheel riders were stranded for about 90 minutes in high heat on Thursday after a ride broke down.

    A statement from Disneyland said that Mickey's Fun Wheel was experiencing technical difficulties and that riders were removed from the 150-foot-high wheel.

    Around 30 riders were evacuated, with the last exiting around 6 p.m., The Orange County Register reported.

    No injuries were reported.

    "The safety of our guests and cast members is our highest priority," Disneyland said in a statement.

    It's the second such problem in recent months at the theme park.

    Riders had to be escorted off the California Screamin' roller coaster in July after the ride stopped due to a technical problem, a park spokesman said. Nobody was hurt.