The ride is called Wild Thang...but little did two people know the ride they were on would be wild for a very different reason.
It was suppose to last just minutes...instead the pair riding Wild Thang would be strapped in four almost four hours. Their ride came to sudden halt Saturday afternoon when the hydraulic pump failed.
About 120 feet up in the air, 12 year old Griffin Bauer and park worker Kyle Baumgartner became stranded. "It was fun at first but then it just got boring," says Bauer.
They were so high up, the fire department's ladder truck could not reach it. This then lead to rescuers having to call a commercial crane in to complete the rescue. Park-goers and even those at a nearby motel looked on and even celebrated their safe return back to the ground. In that crowd, Griffin's father anxiously waiting to greet his son.
"I was probably more nervous there then when my kids were born, " recalls Griffin's father, John Bauer. "Those last 15 minutes was probably the last 15 minutes I've had in a while."
The boys suffered no injuries and just had a few requests: water and air conditioning. The general manager at Cobra Adventure Park says this is the first time this ride has had a technical difficulty.