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Selfie stick shuts down Disney California Adventure rollercoaster

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Daniel Uria
The California Screamin' Rollercoaster at Disney's California Adventure was shut down and evacuated for more than an hour on Monday after a rider was seen carrying a selfie stick. Selfie sticks were banned at the park starting in May of 2015.
 Screen capture/Fox 11 Los Angeles
The California Screamin' Rollercoaster at Disney's California Adventure was shut down and evacuated for more than an hour on Monday after a rider was seen carrying a selfie stick. Selfie sticks were banned at the park starting in May of 2015. Screen capture/Fox 11 Los Angeles

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 3 (UPI) -- A roller coaster at Disney's California Adventure was shut down for more than an hour after a rider was seen carrying a selfie stick.

The Anaheim Disneyland's California Screamin' Rollercoaster was stopped in the middle of the tracks just before the drop when park staff noticed the selfie stick on the ride.

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The incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Monday and riders were left stalled in the middle of the ride for more than an hour before being evacuated as park staff worked to confiscate the selfie stick.

In May of 2015 several signs were seen posted at Disney parks warning that selfie sticks were prohibited on rides such as Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain.

"We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast," Director of Media Relations for Disneyland Resort Suzi Brown told KTLA.

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