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Carowinds' ride reportedly stalled Saturday, riders forced to exit roller coaster

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A ride at Carowinds stopped Saturday afternoon and riders had to walk off the roller coaster, according to witnesses. 

Several Carowinds guests said that a popular roller coaster at the park, the Intimidator, was stuck for nearly 30 minutes. 

One witness said a worker used a bar to open the lap belts and the riders on board had to walk on the side of the ride and down stairs. 

Officials have not said what caused the roller coaster to shut down. 

According to the park's website, the Intimidator is the Southeast's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster, which travels 80 mph, up to 232 feet high, and is more than 5,300 feet long.

It is unclear what time the roller coaster initially stalled.  

No injuries were reported. 

WBTV asked officials with Carowinds for a statement, but have not heard back. OneCarowinds guest said the park was performing test runs on the roller coaster at 5:30 p.m. 

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