Denver Amusement Park Joins Six Flags In Shutting Down Ride

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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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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