DISNEYLAND Anaheim was forced to close the Space Mountain attraction after a passenger jumped out of the ride.
A man in his 20s from South California was reported to have left the ride while it was moving.
The man, who reportedly has cognitive disabilities, managed to escape from the safety mechanism bar, which is pulled down during the ride.
According to Orange County Register, after leaving the ride, he then walked to a first aid station where he did not appear to be injured.
He was taken to hospital as a precaution but was later released.
Other Disney guests on the ride spoke of their shock after three riders said their friend “fell out of the ride”.
However Anaheim police sergeant Daron Wyatt said he did not fall out: “He had to manoeuvre himself around the safety mechanism [to escape],” according to Fox News.
Park employees stopped the ride after being made aware of the incident, with the ride closed pending an investigation.
California Division of Occupational Safety and Health are currently looking into the safety of the ride.
No police report has been filed against the man.
Space Mountain was first opened in Disney World in 1959, before opening in Disneyland in 1977.
Earlier this week, a roller coaster in Taiwan broke down, leaving guests dangling 160 foot in the air.
Tourists on the Gravity Max roller coaster at LIHPAO Discovery Land were stuck for approximately 30 minutes before the ride moved again and they were allowed to get off.
Officials explained how a track misalignment caused the fail safe to kick in.
Sun Online Travel has contacted Disneyland for comment.
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