Dozens of passengers were stuck on Mickey's Fun Wheel at Disney's California Adventure for more than an hour on Thursday, according to Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Melanie Vogel.
What caused the ride to malfunction was not known.
Numerous riders took to Twitter to voice their frustrations.
As of 6 p.m. the ride had been fully evacuated.
The Ferris wheel was down for more than an hour, due to an unidentified technical difficulty, Vogel said.
Crews from the Anaheim Fire Department were on standby, but their services were not needed, according to Vogel.
No other information was being released.