In response to the drop tower incident in Orlando last year, the Florida Legislature has enacted several amendments to Florida Statute 616.242 - Safety standards for amusement rides. This Industry Correspondence dated June 27, 2023, from Michelle Faulk, Bureau Chief, FDACS – Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection outlines these changes, many of which went into affect on July 1, 2023. The corresponding Bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, can be viewed here.
Michelle Faulk has been particularly responsive to our industry and is available to work with you as you adopt these adjustments. The FAA will continue to work with the FDACS – Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection as they conduct a Rule-Making process to further define Legislative intent.
If you have any questions, please contact Michele Faulk at the FDACS-BFR or Bill Lupfer at the FAA.