Investigators reported that a 6-year-old boy experienced grievous injuries at a theme park in Florida after dropping from a ride that was approximately 12 feet higher than where he was found. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon on the Galaxy Spin roller coaster attraction at Fun Spot America in Kissimmee, approximately 22 miles south of Orlando.
A representative for Osceola County stated that units located a 6-year-old with grievous injuries beneath the roller coaster’s track, which was approximately 20 feet above. Pino stated that the kid had been taken to an Orlando hospital. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services notified that it is aware of the incident and is conducting an investigation.
Fun Spot’s Galaxy Spin Roller Coaster: Closure Pending Investigation
Fun Spot America Theme Parks said in a statement that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services evaluated the ride and determined it to be in normal state of operation with no mechanical issues, however the roller coaster stays closed pending further investigation. The website of the amusement park describes the Galaxy Spin roller coaster as a wild-mouse-style attraction that takes passengers around sharp and narrow corners while generating heavy G forces.
Fun Spot America, which initially operates amusement sites in Florida and Georgia, announced in a news release that the company has joined forces with the law enforcement agency and the attraction’s manufacturer on the investigation. Fun Spot America will not resume the attraction until it is 100 percent certain that the incident will not occur again, according to an announcement.