Thursday, March 23, 2023

Light test launch on “The Wheel” at ICON Park

Orlando Florida. , The Ferris wheel “The Wheel” at Icon Park remains closed despite the fact that the wheel has been illuminated in recent times.

Icon Park reported, “The wheel is currently closed for maintenance, but light testing is underway.”

The attraction has been closed until December 31, 2022, after more than 60 people were left stranded on New Year’s Eve following a power failure.

“On December 31, 2022, all guests were safely evacuated after The Wheel temporarily lost power,” read the park’s official communication after passersby saw the lights.

The investigation is on as to what caused the accident.

According to Icahn Park, they have been in constant contact with the ride’s manufacturer, Intamin Amusement Rides in Germany, as well as the manufacturers of critical components of The Wheel.

In addition, he says, they are working closely with Duke Energy and industry experts to implement updates to prevent another power outage.

“This work is time-consuming and is hampered by current supply chain issues. After our process and inspections are complete, and then approved by state inspectors, The Wheel will reopen,” he sent in written expressions. indicates.

Events at Icon Park

With only a year of opening, the park located in Orlando has already seen several accidents at the site. One of these incidents also involved the death of a 14-year-old teenager.

Tyre Sampson, a Florida youth, died in March 2022 after falling from the Orlando Free Fall attraction.

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