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Boy, 6 rushed to hospital after incident on coaster at Florida Amusement Park, Fun Spot in Kissimmee

A 6-year-old child was found with traumatic injuries about 20 feet under the track of the Galaxy Spin Roller Coaster at Fun Spot America in Kissimmee on Thursday, August 3, 2023.


Florida Amusement Park, Fun Spot in Kissimmee

It has been confirmed by The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that an incident occurred at the popular Fun Spot America amusement park next to Old Town on West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway on August 3 that resulted in a 6 year old child being transported to the hospital with what was described as traumatic injuries.


Units from the Osceola County Fire Rescue and EMS responded to the incident, finding the child under the track of The Galaxy Spin Roller Coaster. In a statement they commented, "Units arrived to find a 6-year-old with traumatic injuries under the rollercoaster track which was approximately 20 feet above."


The boy was transported to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, where his current condition is unknown.


Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services say that the coaster will remain closed pending the outcome of an investigation.


Fun Spot say that a preliminary inspection of Galaxy Spin by state officials "found it to be in normal operating condition with no mechanical issues."


In a statement the family owned park re-assured the public that the ride will not re-open until it was sure such an incident will not happen again. "The safety of our guests is our number one priority."


Read the full statement from Fun Spot here:

“On Thursday August 2nd, 2023 an unfortunate incident happened on the Galaxy Spin Roller Coaster that resulted in a child being injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with the child and their family, and we pray for a speedy recovery. The safety of our guests is our number one priority. We are working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and the manufacturer to investigate the incident. The FDACS has inspected the ride and found it to be in normal operating condition with no mechanical issues. They also found the ride was operated following all safety procedures and guidelines outlined by the manufacture and industry standards. Fun Spot America has been creating safe-clean-fun for over 25 years. All our guests can rest assured knowing that Fun Spot America will not reopen the ride until we are 100% sure this will not happen again. The Galaxy Spin Roller Coaster remains closed pending the investigation. Thank you for your patience as work through this.”


The Galaxy Spin Roller Coaster at Fun Spot was build by Zamperla. The Twister Coaster / 420STD is the world's best-selling full-sized spinning coaster model, and has been in production since 2005.


You will find over 30 identical models of the coaster operating at amusement parks and theme parks around the world, including Cedar Point and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.


The Galaxy Spin Coaster first opened at Legoland Florida as Rockstar in 2011, before being relocated to Fun Spot in Kissimmee.


Florida Amusement Park, Fun Spot in Kissimmee

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