Kissimmee Slingshot Accident 2021: 2 Teens Rescued After Slingshot Ride Malfunctions – Osceola Tower 72 and City of Kissimmee Fire Department Tower 11 worked together tonight to perform a successful high angle rescue of two teens who became stuck, suspended 30-40′ in the air on a malfunctioning ride at Old Town, along West U.S. 192 in Kissimmee.
Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, the “attraction was originally permitted in November 2001 and was last inspected by our department on March 19, 2021, at which time no issues were identified. Park management reported that a cable failed, while a redundant safety cable remained intact.”
“There are four of these type of attractions in Florida, located in Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Orlando, and Panama City Beach. All four have been closed by our department as a precaution, while the manufacturer conducts an investigation. They will remain closed until our department consults with the manufacturer and will only reopen once our bureau conducts a subsequent inspection,” FDACS said.