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The Crazy Mouse rollercoaster at Santa's Enchanted Forest was closed after the ride came to a halt Thursday. (Source: CBS4)

The Crazy Mouse rollercoaster at Santa’s Enchanted Forest was closed after the ride came to a halt Thursday. (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBS4)- Operators at a South Florida attraction closed down a rollercoaster ride Thursday night after it malfunctioned while riders were on it.

Marisa Gutierrez of Santa’s Enchanted Forest said the Crazy Mouse Rollercoaster stopped when a chain caused the ride to come to a halt. A total of three cars were stuck while riders were in it, Gutierrez said.

Four passengers were taken off the ride by employees who used a cherry picker. Four other riders, including three children and one adult, were harnessed before they were guided down the ride’s ladder by the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crew, according to Eric Baum of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

No injuries were reported.

Passengers were given complimentary tickets to the park for the inconvenience, Gutierrez said. Santa’s Enchanted Forest opened in south Miami-Dade on November 4. It will remain open until January 9.

The ride will remain closed. Officials are investigating the malfunction.

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