Dollywood Shuts Down Drop Ride Made By Same Company As The Orlando ICON Park Ride That Led To Teen’s Death


Last week a tragic event took place when a 14-year-old boy, identified as Tyre Sampson, fell to his death from the FreeFall attraction at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida. While the investigation as to exactly what happened is still ongoing, another theme park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee’s Dollywood, is not taking any chances. It has decided to close its own drop tower attraction, made by the same manufacturer of the Florida ride, “out of an abundance of caution.”

Dollywood is home to the Drop Line, a freestanding drop tower attraction, which was constructed by Funtime, the same company that built ICON Park’s Orlando FreeFall. While the attractions are not identical, the Dollywood version is 200 feet tall, less than half that of the attraction where the accident occurred, Dollywood said in a statement (via Fox News) that it would be taking the Drop Line out of action until more details are known regarding exactly what happened that caused the Orlando accident.

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