Teen falls to death from Florida amusement park ride
Amusement Park Death Florida ICON Park attractions, The Wheel, left, Orlando SlingShot, middle, and Orlando FreeFall, right, are shown in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. A 14-year-old boy fell to his death from a ride at an amusement park in Orlando, sheriff's officials said. The boy fell from the Orlando Free Fall ride, which opened late last year. The Free Fall ride and an adjacent ride, the Sling Shot, have been closed indefinitely, Stine said. Stine said there had been no issues reported previously with the Free Fall ride, which opened over the holidays.wftv.com
ICON Park to celebrate Super Bowl LV. Here’s how
ORLANDO, Fla – ICON Park is showing its spirit ahead of Super Bowl LV. This weekend, the entertainment complex along International Drive will celebrate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Officials said any fan wearing a Bucs jersey or apparel on Saturday or Sunday can receive 50% off their ticket to The Wheel. Ole Red Orlando: watch the game and listen to live music while enjoying good ol’ country cooking. Parking at ICON Park is free.
Taste the flavors of ICON Park at Sip n’ Savor event
ORLANDO, Fla – ICON Park is known for its world-class attractions like the Orlando StarFlyer, Madame Tussauds Orlando, The Wheel and the new Museum of Illusions. This Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., the entertainment complex along International Drive is welcoming back its 3rd annual Sip n’ Savor event. “ICON Park is proud to show off our restaurant tenants at this special event for the third year in a row and we’re thankful to Truly® Hard Seltzer for partnering with us this year,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park president and CEO. “From sweet to salty to savory, we know guests will be able to find dishes to satisfy any craving!”Restaurants participating in this year’s Sip n’ Savor event include:Tapa Toro Spanish RestaurantBlake Shelton’s Ole Red RestaurantTin Roof: A Live Music JointOutback SteakhouseSugar FactoryAdmission and parking at ICON Park are free. Click here to learn more about ICON Park.
Orlando organization NAMIGO marks Mental Illness Awareness Week with a slate of online events and presentations
click image Photo courtesy NAMIGO/FacebookThe Wheel at ICON Park will go green this weekLocal organization NAMIGO (National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Orlando) is putting on a slate of virtual events to mark National Mental Illness Awareness Week – this very week – and this week/month/year the issues they're spotlighting are definitely more important than ever.Every day this week there will be free online events and related happenings to spotlight mental health issues and access to resources and support here in Orlando.The events offered include:Zoom roundtable hosted by WMFE broadcaster Matthew Peddie along with Yasmin Flasterstein, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Peer Support Space; Eric Welch, Executive Director, National Alliance of Mental Illness Greater Orlando; and Tim Cook, CEO, AdventHealth Altamonte Springs. The panel will be discussing mental health trends and statistics with a focus on Central Florida.The Wheel at ICON Park and other buildings in Orlando will be lit green this evening, in observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week.Panel discussion with NAMIGO's Crisis Intervention team and screening of the documentaryVirtual Zoom open mic. Events run every day through this weekend. For more information visit and a full list of all events this week, visit NAMIGO's website or Facebook pageorlandoweekly.com
The Wheel at ICON Park in Orlando to reopen along I-Drive
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Wheel at ICON Park will be ready to take riders again beginning June 3, according to ICON Park officials. Some of the restaurants at Icon Park, the home base for Orlando’s Wheel, reopened earlier this month. Due to the coronavirus, management at The Wheel at ICON Park have implemented new protocols to keep guests at a distance in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. “At ICON Park, we’re devoted to providing the ultimate entertainment experience for our guests. In one convenient place, you can find world class attractions, excellent restaurants and live entertainment,” ICON Park president and CEO Chris Jaskiewicz said.
Countdown to kickoff: ICON Park Orlando offers special for UF vs. UM
ORLANDO, Fla. - If you're looking for a place to kick off the college football season, ICON Park would be a spirited place to go. The Wheel will be lit in University of Miami and University of Florida colors to celebrate Saturday's big game. ICON Park also wants UM and UF fans to count down to kickoff with its college football special. On Friday and Saturday, guests who purchase the ticket special will get a ride on The Wheel and can pick between a UM Hurricanes specialty cocktail or Florida Swamp special. Tickets for ICON Park Orlandos Countdown to Kickoff can be purchased at the gate and are only available Friday and Saturday.