Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried has been pushing to improve ride safety after 14-year-old Tyre Sampson fell from the drop tower ride in March.
Tina Wilson, a Co-Founder of the Juneteenth Project Coalition, has been pushing for greater safety regulations on drop rides.
Operators of the Orlando FreeFall drop tower ride at ICON Park announced earlier this month that it would be tearing down the ride following the death of 14-year-old Tyre Sampson in March.
Tyre Sampson died on March 24 after plunging to his death while riding the Orlando FreeFall drop tower ride.
Tyre Sampson died in March after plunging to his death while riding the Orlando FreeFall, which has been closed ever since.
The family of Tyre Sampson, the teenager who died after falling from the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park, came together Wednesday afternoon to celebrate his life on what would have been his 15th birthday.
Tyre Sampson, 14, fell to his death in March from the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park. An autopsy said Tyre was almost 100 pounds over the rides weight limit.
It was nearly three months ago when 14-year-old Tyre Sampson plunged to his death while riding the Orlando FreeFall, which has been closed ever since.
The company that owns Orlando FreeFall – a 430-foot drop tower ride that a 14-year-old boy fell from and died in March 2022 – intends to reopen one of its rides once it receives the "necessary approvals" from the Florida Department of Agriculture.
The father of Tyre Sampson, the 14-year-old who fell to his death from the Orlando Freefall ride in March, is calling for a public apology and for a permanent memorial to be erected at ICON Park for his son.
Two months after Tyre Sampson's death falling from the Orlando FreeFall ride, people are still demanding that the ride be taken down.
Tyre Sampson died March 24 after he fell out of the restraints while on the drop tower attraction at ICON Park in Orlando.
Immediately after 14-year-old Tyre Sampson fell off the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park there was panic and confusion with multiple people calling 911, according to new 911 recordings released Tuesday, as well as the Orange County Sheriff's Office incident report.
The mother of Tyre Sampson is calling for stricter laws for amusement park rides to prevent other families from experiencing a similar tragedy.
The parents of a 14-year-old boy who fell to his death while on the Orlando FreeFall ride in March 2022 filed a wrongful death civil suit Monday in Orange County's Ninth Judicial Circuit Court , according to the family's attorney.
The investigation into a teen's death on Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park concluded that one of the ride's harness sensors had been manually adjusted, falsely providing a safety OK.
The lights are off at the Orlando Free Fall Drop Tower ride. It's dark and will remain shut down as the investigation continues. State officials say the death of a 14-year-old boy is blamed on operator error.
The funeral for 14-year-old Tyre Sampson, who died after falling from a ride at Orlando's ICON Park, is set for this weekend.
An attorney inspecting the scene of the deadly accident on the Orlando FreeFall ride pointed out differences between the FreeFall and a similar ride in Tennessee made by the same manufacturer.
Tyre Sampson fell to his death from the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park nearly 2 weeks ago.