. lorida amusement park horror: Dollywood closes drop tower ride made by same manufacturer as Orlando FreeFall « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Fox-Dollywood is closing one of their rides which was developed from the same manufacturer as the Orlando FreeFall ride in Orlando, Florida, where one 14-year-old fell and died on Thursday night.

Tyre Sampson, 14, fell off of the FreeFall ride at Orlando’s ICON Park on Thursday night. The ride is 430-feet-tall, according to the attraction. The ride is operated by the SlingShot Group of Companies.

In a statement a spokesperson for Dollywood said that that their “Drop Line” ride was developed by the same manufacturer as the Orlando FreeFall ride, and said it will be closed “out of an abundance of caution,” according to WATE.

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