Orlando, Fla. ( Associated Press) — The ICON Park amusement park in Florida, where a teen was killed by a machine earlier this year, has halted a new laser shooter game amid criticism following the recent mass shootings in the country Is. ,
At the amusement park, riders of The Wheel can pay an additional $5.95 to play the “Bullseye Blast” game, in which they can fire lasers at 50 targets strategically placed on rooftops throughout the park. ,
In a statement released Saturday, park officials said that while the game was “well received” by patrons, some questioned whether it was appropriate following the recent mass shootings in Chicago, Uvalde and Buffalo.
“There are a lot of similar games with similar trigger devices in the entertainment ride industry, so we had limited options when searching for games. However, we believe that a device could and should be designed that would help anyone in the community. Don’t get hurt.”
The description of the Bullseye Blaster reads: “To achieve the highest score, players must hit as many targets as possible with their laser during an 18-minute ride” on a Ferris wheel, which is approximately 400 m (122 m) long. Is. feet tall.
The promotion featured photos of passengers aiming laser guns from The Wheel.
“It’s in bad taste!” Orlando Democrat Sen. Linda Stewart tweeted.
Controversy has surrounded the Orlando-based park since Tyre Sampson, 14, of Missouri, died after falling from a free fall tower earlier this year.
A later investigation found that the teen weighed about 100 pounds (45 kg) over the travel limit. His family has already filed a case.