The Orlando Slingshot attraction at ICON Park reopened Thursday night, more than a year after the ride temporarily shut down following Tyre Sampson's fall death from the Orlando FreeFall attraction.
A commemoration ceremony will be held Friday for 14-year-old Tyre Sampson, one year after he fell to his death on the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park.
Once ICON Park is taken down, what happens next? Are there plans to open a new ride in its place? Here is what we know.
Nekia Dodd, the mother of Tyre Sampson, visited ICON Park for the first time since her son's deadly fall from the Orlando FreeFall ride. Officials also announced that a settlement had been reached between the ride, park operators, and her.
Florida lawmakers are debating proposed legislation for ride safety a year after 14-year-old Tyre Sampson fell to his death from a ride at ICON Park in Orlando. The state wants to make things safer, but they also want to make investigations into these issues more private.
This week, crews will begin the process of tearing down the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park.
It's been nearly a year since 14-year-old Tyre Sampson slipped through the restraints of the Orlando Free Fall drop tower ride at ICON Park and died, prompting an investigation into ride safety and proposed legislation to make rides safer.
Almost one year ago this month, 14-year-old Tyre Sampson fell more than 100-feet to his death on the Orlando FreeFall ride. A state investigation found that someone manually adjusted his seat, making the harness too wide for the teen to be held properly.
The owner of the Orlando FreeFall confirmed to FOX 35 News that it has reached an agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to proceed with the dismantling of the attraction where a teenager lost his life last year.
The owners of the Orlando Free Fall ride at ICON Park have requested a formal administrative hearing to appeal a proposed $250,000 fine from the state following its investigation into 14-year-old Tyre Sampson's fall death in June.
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.