Guests at a popular amusement park have been left stunned after an incident took place that resulted in a young child being taken to hospital.
No matter what theme park you visit, whether it’s a Disney park at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, or another across the country, including Universal Orlando Resort, Six Flags, Universal Studios Hollywood, Busch Gardens, Cedar Point, SeaWorld, the brand new Lost Island theme park, or any other, every guest’s greatest desire is to stay safe.
However, guests visiting a popular amusement park last weekend were left stunned after another incident unfolded.
While visiting Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, an 8-year-old boy boarded the Super Star Ride. During the ride, he fell off the attraction and multiple reports said he was then hit by a moving cart before the ride could come to a stop.
“I just remember hearing a big crash and then seeing people running towards the ride,” Kristyn Brown told WMTW. “I saw them take a little boy and he had a huge gash in the side of his face.”
Another guest said there were several people around the attraction after the incident trying to figure out what happened.
“Immediately after it happened, people were on that ride trying to figure out what happened. It wasn’t like they just shut it down and let it go. There had to be at least 10 people trying to figure out what happened so they were taking the appropriate steps to try to figure it out and make sure the child was okay so I think it was handled in the best way possible,” Jen Brown said.
The child was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
super star tower is described as: The merry-go-round “consists of three arms radiating from a central column. At the end of each arm is a star holding seven gondolas. When the ride begins, the center column spins one way, while the stars at the end of each arm are lifted into the air and spin the other way.
This is not the first recent incident at an amusement park that has resulted in injuries to a young visitor, two of which ended in tragedy.
Several months ago, 14-year-old Tire Sampson tragically fell from the Orlando free fall at ICON Park. The teenager was over the driver’s manual weight limit but was still cleared to ride. Since then, Sampson’s family has sued for negligence, and thousands of people have gathered to protest the ride, saying the attraction should be torn down and never reopen.
Just last week, a 14-year-old girl fell horribly from a roller coaster in Denmark and a 13-year-old boy was injured in the incident.
Inside the Magic will continue to update you as the investigation continues.