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SlingShot Group Updates

Statements From ICON Park

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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Memorial Day Weekend Specials at ICON Park

ICON Park’s Fourth of July weekend roundup

Light shows, restaurant specials, endless family entertainment ORLANDO, Fla. (June 29, 2022) – This Independence Day, ICON Park and its tenant businesses are throwing America an iconic birthday party! Throughout Independence Day weekend, The Wheel, ICON Park’s signature attraction, will be decked out in the bright red, white and blue of the American flag. On

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ICON Park lights The Wheel in honor of Pulse Remembrance Week

ICON Park lights The Wheel in honor of Pulse Remembrance Week

Portion of ticket sales on June 12 will go to onePULSE Foundation ORLANDO, Fla. (June 8, 2022) – In honor of Pulse Remembrance Week, ICON Park will be continuing its annual tradition of lighting up its signature attraction, The Wheel, in rainbow colors now through June 12. On June 12, the six-year anniversary of the

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Carousel at the Promenade at ICON Park

ICON Park introduces Carousel on The Promenade

Entertainment destination to open its second owned, operated ride ORLANDO, Fla. (June 7, 2022) – No attraction is more magical to a child than a grand carousel. Now guests of ICON Park can experience the wonder of The Carousel on The Promenade at ICON Park. ICON Park, which opened The Wheel in 2015, introduces its

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Memorial Day Weekend Specials at ICON Park

Memorial Day weekend specials at ICON Park

Discounts for active, retired military members at The Wheel, restaurants, museums and more ORLANDO, Fla. (May 20, 2022) – In honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, businesses across ICON Park are celebrating the men and women who keep our country safe. This Memorial Day weekend, a variety of specials are available to

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ICON Park Grads 2022

ICON Park Offers Special Gift for Grads

Grads ride The Wheel free and receive unlimited graduation photo downloads ORLANDO, Fla. (May 16, 2022) – After four long years of studying hard, it’s time to close an important chapter in any young adult’s life – graduation. But you can’t do this without a celebration! ICON Park has a special gift for all grads.

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