Did you see irony in the SeaWorld mishap?

Posted at 10:06 PM, Dec 21, 2015

Dozens of SeaWorld guests became trapped in tight quarters hundreds of feet in the air when a ride malfunctioned Monday. 

The Sky Tower ride is a large cylinder with many windows that rises about 400 feet above the park to allow visitors to see the attractions from above.

But Monday, they became the spectacle. Some visitors even waved at the news helicopter through the ride's large glass windows. 

Twitter users were quick to point out the irony. 

After well over an hour suspended in the air, maintenance workers were able to lower the ride and release the passengers.

SeaWorld has come under intense scrutiny and criticism for their practices involving captive animals. The documentary Blackfish highlights many of the park's current practices.

Earlier in 2015, SeaWorld vowed to end their orca show in San Diego by 2017.