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ICON Park Update – April 1, 2022 1:00 pm

We commend the diligence and thoroughness that Commissioner Fried and the team at the Florida Department of Agriculture have shown as they investigate the operation of the Slingshot Group’s Orlando Free Fall ride.

ICON Park looks forward to working with elected officials, regulators, and the amusement industry to ensure that a tragedy like this never happens again.

As the landlord at ICON Park, our mission is to provide safe family entertainment. We rely on our tenants to be experts at what they do.

In the interests of public safety, ICON Park has demanded that the SlingShot Group suspend not only the operation of Orlando FreeFall, but also the operation of Orlando SlingShot.

 

ICON Park Update – March 28, 2022 5:00 pm

ICON Park demands SlingShot Group suspend operations

Landlord demands verification rides are safe
 
ICON Park formally notified the owner of the Orlando FreeFall, the SlingShot Group, demanding suspension not only of the operation of Orlando FreeFall but also the operation of Orlando SlingShot, effective immediately, until the attractions are proven to be safe by authorities.
 
As the landlord of the 20-acre entertainment destination in the center of the Orlando Entertainment District, ICON Park’s mission is to provide safe, family entertainment. We rely on our tenants to be experts at what they do. In the interests of public safety, ICON Park demands that the SlingShot Group suspend not only the operation of Orlando FreeFall but also the operation of Orlando SlingShot, effective immediately, continuing until such time as a thorough investigation by the appropriate authorities has been completed and all parties are satisfied that the rides are safe for the public.
 
We continue to fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations of the Orlando FreeFall.
 
We continue to grieve the passing of Tyre Sampson and our thoughts are with his family and friends. This was the saddest day in the history of ICON Park and we’re working hard to make sure this never happens again.
 
 
 

ICON Park Update – March 25, 2022 11:00 pm

Tonight, the ICON Park family is grieving because of the tragedy involving Tyre Sampson. Our heartfelt thoughts are with his family and friends.

ICON Park is committed to being a place where families can spend quality time together in a safe and fun space.

We are in close coordination and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and regulators regarding our tenant, the SlingShot Group.

We will continue to keep you updated on ICONParkOrlando.com. If you have any comments or concerns, please email Comments@ICONParkOrlando.com.

 

ICON Park Update – March 25, 2022 10:00 am 

A tragedy occurred last night at the Orlando FreeFall and our hearts are heavy with sadness.

The owner of the attraction is fully cooperating with authorities and ICON Park is doing everything we can to assist.  Statements from the Orlando FreeFall and Orange County Sheriff’s Office are below:

The Orlando FreeFall will be closed pending a full investigation. Other businesses at ICON Park are scheduled to be open during their normal business hours.

Statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office:

“On March 24, 2022 at 11:12 p.m., deputies responded to 8433 International Drive (Orlando Free Fall) for a 911 emergency. Witnesses on scene reported that someone had fallen from the ride. A 14-year-old male was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. This death investigation is in its very early stages. This is all the information we have for release at this time. We will send updates when they become available.”

Statement from the SlingShot Group, operator of the Orlando FreeFall:

“We are heartbroken with the incident that took the life of one of our guests. We extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to his family and friends. We are working with the Sheriff’s Office and ride officials on a full investigation. The Orlando FreeFall will be closed until further notice.”

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The Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle season with ICON Park

The Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle season with ICON Park

Donation Rotation starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2022) — Red Kettle season is upon us, and ICON Park is joining hands once again with The Salvation Army by bringing awareness of the Red Kettle campaign for its annual kickoff event on Saturday, Nov. 26. During the kickoff, community

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ICON Park hosts Toys for Tots toy drive

ICON Park hosts “Toys for Tots” toy drive

Guests can receive 50 percent off tickets to The Wheel with toy donation ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2022) – With the arrival of Santa Claus at ICON Park, the holidays are officially here. But the holidays aren’t just about presents or special treats – it’s a time to give back to the local community. ICON

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The Wheel at ICON Park to launch new experience early 2023

The Wheel at ICON Park to launch new experience early 2023

The Great Florida Road Trip combines entertainment with education to create the ultimate family experience ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2022) – An exciting, interactive enhancement is coming to The Wheel at ICON Park. Set to launch in early 2023, “The Great Florida Road Trip, A Classic Vacation and Photo Travelogue with the Flamingo Family” will

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ICON Park Private Event Notice

ICON Park will be hosting a private event today, Nov. 12, 2022 and will operate with limited hours, attractions, and restaurants. Nov. 12, 2022 Attraction Hours The Wheel – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum of Illusions Orlando – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Madame Tussauds Orlando – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SEA LIFE

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