Power back on at Busch Gardens

Updated: Jul. 13, 2018 at 1:34 PM EDT
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WILLIAMSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Power has been restored to Busch Gardens after an outage on Friday morning in Williamsburg.

The part posted to social media just after noon that "we expect to be back in full operation soon."

"It went out right at 10:30," said park goer Ryan Abel, of Memphis. "There was a clock that was frozen with her time."

A spokesperson for the amusement park said the operation of five rides were impacted, but all guests were safely removed.

"There apparently were people stuck on some rides," Abel said. "I'm not sure which ones. When we got to Germany, a staff member told us that getting power back was a low priority because they were working on getting people off rides in Scotland."

A power outage impacted nearly 12,000 Dominion Energy customers Friday morning in the area.

The outage did not impact nearby Water Country USA.

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