Denver Amusement Park Joins Six Flags In Shutting Down Ride

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Denver amusement park once owned by Six Flags has joined that company in shutting down a popular ride, following an accident in Kentucky that severed a girl's feet.

The 13-year-old girl was on the Superman Tower of Power ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville Thursday when some type of cord snapped, cutting off her feet just above the ankles.

The park's Web site says the ride lifts passengers 177 feet straight up, then drops 154 feet at a speed of up to 54 miles-per-hour.

Elitch Gardens in Denver has a similar ride called the Tower of Doom, manufactured by the same company that made the Kentucky ride.

Elitch spokeswoman Brooke Gabbert says the Tower of Doom has been closed as a precautionary measure pending further information about the Kentucky accident.

"While we cannot comment specifically on the Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom situation I can tell you that Elitch Gardens places our top priority on safety. We allocate the greatest amount of resources, time and talent on our safety program. We have shut down our Tower of Doom ride as a precautionary measure until we can get further information the incident that occurred at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom."

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  • by Ryan Location: Monument on Jun 23, 2007 at 05:02 PM
    gee that was a close one I bet people on that ride whould have died
  • by Amanda Location: St. Louis on Jun 22, 2007 at 03:30 PM
    Agreed with Michael. I'd like to know how the girl is doing. Please reply when you know more.
  • by michael Location: st. louis on Jun 22, 2007 at 01:18 PM
    Please reply when the girl's condition becomes public. Many of us here are concerned for her and her family
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