Posted on Jan 11, 2023

Sixty-two riders were stranded on a ferris wheel at ICON Park in Orlando when the ride, which reaches 400 feet into the sky, lost power. More than 80 firefighters responded to the scene at around 6:30 p.m. on the night of December 31, 2022. According to sources, the ferris wheel may have lost power due to a small fire that occurred at the base of the ride. This incident occurred at the same park, ICON Park Orlando, as the tragic amusement park accident that took the life of Tyre Sampson after he was thrown from the Free Fall ride.

Although none of the riders apparently suffered injuries, the rescue took hours and involved manually turning the ferris wheel to help riders exit the ride.