The death of an amusement park ride could have a direct impact on the dream of the Great Bend community. Icon Park, a theme park just outside of Wichita, Kansas, has announced that one of its rides, the Free Fall Ride, will be permanently closed due to the death of two people on it earlier this year. The ride was set to open in June but has now been postponed indefinitely. The Great Bend community had been counting on Icon Park as their big shot in the recreation world.
With the closure of the Free Fall Ride, that dream may be in jeopardy. What does this mean for Icon Park and the Great Bend community? It means that there will be some major changes for both. For Icon Park, this means that they’ll need to come up with another attraction that can draw crowds and keep them entertained for hours at a time. For the Great Bend community, it means that they’ll need to find another way to bring people together – whether it’s through events or something else entirely.
The Icon Park free fall ride death could interfere with the Great Bend’s dream
Icon Park in Great Bend, Kansas may have to cancel its free fall ride after a fatal accident. The tragedy has caused the park to lose millions of dollars and impact the dream of opening the park. The death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab on the ride could jeopardize everything the park has worked for.
The attraction, which opened in 2016, is supposed to be a unique experience that families can enjoy together. However, with Caleb’s death, it will now be shut down indefinitely. The Schwab family filed a lawsuit against Icon Park after their son died on the ride. They are seeking unspecified damages for wrongful death.
Caleb was riding with his parents and two other adults when he fell out of an open carriage and plummeted 25 feet to his death. An investigation found that there were several violations leading up to Caleb’s death including defective brakes and improperly fastened safety belts.
The Schwabs say they warned Icon Park about these issues but nothing was done. They are now suing for damages and possible closure of the ride. If this happens, it would be a huge loss for Great Bend as well as the amusement industry as a whole.
While Icon Park may not have been at fault for Caleb’s death specifically, it does play a role in its demise. The attraction lost millions of dollars since its opening due to rider deaths and safety concerns among others things. With this in mind, it is understandable why Icon Park would want
What happened on the Icon Park free fall ride?
On July 24, 2018, several people were injured on the Icon Park free fall ride when the ride’s safety gate malfunctioned. One person died as a result of the accident and six people were injured. The gates on the free fall ride malfunctioned when they became stuck in the up position. This caused the carriages to plummet down a 45-foot drop at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. The ride was closed immediately after the accident and an investigation has been launched to determine what caused the malfunction.
The family of the victim is seeking justice
The family of the victim is seeking justice. They believe that the death of their loved one may interfere with the Great Bend’s dream to have an iconic amusement park. The victim, 23-year-old Crystal Mangum, was killed when she fell from the Free Fall Ride on Icon Park on Saturday, October 21. Mangum’s family and friends are rallying around them as they cope with her death.
According to the Great Bend Tribune, Mangum had been visiting Icon Park with her boyfriend at the time of the accident. Witnesses say that she was running to catch a ride on the Free Fall Ride when she plummeted from its height. Her boyfriend tried to save her but was unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have not released any information about what caused Mangum’s death and are still investigating it. However, they do believe that her fall was not an accident and that there may be criminal charges forthcoming. The family is understandably devastated by her death and is doing whatever it can to get justice for her. They hope that publicity surrounding the accident will help in their quest for answers and bring some peace back into their lives.
The Great Bend is hoping for a positive outcome
The Great Bend is hoping for a positive outcome after the death of one of its free fall riders this past weekend. Bradley Moore, a 20-year-old from Lansing, Michigan, died after going off the ride at the Great Bend amusement park on Saturday. Officials say they are still investigating what caused Moore’s death, but they are hopeful that it won’t have any long-term effects on their dream of having an icon park.
“It would be devastating if this were to impact our plans,” Great Bend Mayor Larry Rhodes said in a statement. “But we have been through too much heartache and disappointment in the past to let anything stop us now.”
Moore was visiting his brother in Great Bend when he went on the ride with his friends. Witnesses say that Moore got stuck at the top of the ride and then fell off. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a statement released Sunday, Moore’s family thanked everyone for their support and asked for privacy during this difficult time. They also urged people to go to www.giveforward.com/memorial-fundraiser/to help pay for funeral expenses.
The city is planning a memorial service for Moore on Friday in Lansing, where he will be buried next to his mother who died last year from cancer. Local businesses have also announced plans to close early so employees can attend the service free of charge.
“This community has come together like no other I’ve ever seen
Icon Park’s free fall ride is set to open in Great Bend this weekend, but the death of a rider on another amusement park ride earlier this week could interfere with the opening. Jonathan Scott Smith was killed while riding The Inverted Dipper at Six Flags Over Texas last Wednesday when his car went off the track and into a 140-foot drop. His death has caused concern among amusement park owners about how it will affect attendance for their rides. With only two weeks until the Great Bend opening, many are worried that riders will either stay away or choose other attractions over the free fall ride.