Orange County Convention Center
U.S. Thrill Rides President Michael Kitchen recently confirmed that the world’s tallest roller coaster will be built somewhere in Florida. When asked where the thrill ride will be built, Kitchen was evasive, saying that it would be unfair to the lucky amusement park to reveal the location before their choosing for marketing purposes. Kitchen confirmed that the new coaster will have a maximum height of 525 feet and that it will also be the longest roller coaster in the United States at around 8,000 feet of track.
Orange County Sheriff’s deputies report that a man was critically injured recently when he fell around 20 feet while setting up a carnival ride at the Orange County Convention Center. The worker, an employee of Freeman Exposition Services, was reportedly working on the ride at an expo at the Convention center when he fell. Deputies are still trying to determine why the worker fell, but the Sheriff’s Office is working with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the accident investigation.