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.
Premises Liability and Amusement Park Accidents
If you’ve been hurt in an amusement park accident, the amusement park may be liable for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. This type of claim is commonly known as a premises liability claim, which includes accidents such as slip and falls and trip and falls. Essentially, a premises liability claim arises when a business or property owner fails to maintain a property in a reasonably safe condition, and then someone gets hurt as a result.