Parachute Jump

Dear Mr. Coney Island...
Did anyone every get stuck on the parachute jump?
- Christina Noll

Hello Christina,

Yes, people got stuck, but it was a rare occasion. The Jump was well-maintained. The mechanics would occasionally stop the ride on purpose as a publicity gimmick -- the screams of riders dangling in the air was guaranteed to draw a crowd. If a parachute became tangled it required a worker to "ride the hook" and lower himself to the jammed cable from the top of the tower to fix the problem. No one was ever killed or seriously injured on the Parachute Jump.

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