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Investigators, Family Looking for Answers After Teen Fell from Florida Thrill Ride

State officials and the amusement ride company are investigating how a 14-year-old fell to his death from a free-fall amusement park ride that is 430-feet high, taller than the Statue of Liberty, in the heart of Orlando’s tourist district. Sheriff’s …

6-Year-old Dies on Mine Drop Ride at Colorado Amusement Park

An investigation is underway after a 6-year-old girl on vacation with her family died at an amusement park in the western Colorado town of Glenwood Springs. Few details have been released, but Suzanne Emery with the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park …

Ohio State Fair Reopens Without Amusement Rides

The Ohio State Fair opened on July 27 but its amusement rides remained closed one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart and flung people into the air. Video …

1 Dead, Several Hurt in Ride Malfunction at Ohio State Fair

A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurtling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others. Three of the …

Disney Says Man Died From Pre-Existing Condition After Orlando Ride

A 54-year-old man died after riding Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster in February. The man had a pre-existing condition and collapsed and died at a hospital after riding the roller coaster. The Orlando Sentinel said man’s death was …

Report: Tennessee Man Dies After Riding Disney’s Star Tours in Florida

Authorities say a 67-year-old Tennessee tourist died after riding Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The September death of the Memphis, Tennessee, man was recorded in a list of serious ride-related injuries and illnesses that the major theme parks provide …