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July 03, 2018

Power outage brings rides to a halt at popular Jersey Shore amusement park

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A ride whirls at Playland's Castaway Cove at 10th Street and the Boardwalk in Ocean City.

Some thrill-seekers were stranded Monday night when a power outage brought rides to a standstill at a popular Jersey Shore amusement park.

The electricity went out about 8:30 p.m. and remained off for 20 minutes at Playland's Castaway Cove at 10th Street and the Boardwalk in Ocean City.

Riders were evacuated and those affected received ticket refunds, Playland vice president Brian Hartley told The Press of Atlantic City.

According to Atlantic City Electric, a piece of equipment malfunctioned and will need to be replaced, the Press reported.