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Orlando amusement park shuts down sniper-like laser game

Orlando amusement park puts end to sniper-like laser game. Customers question the game following recent mass shootings.

Where: Orlando, Florida

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An Orlando amusement park has paused a new sniper-like laser shooting game amid criticism following a recent spate of mass shootings.
A teenager fell to his death from a ride in the same amusement park earlier this year.
The Bullseye Blast game lets riders of the 400-foot (122-meter) Wheel at ICON Park pay an extra $5.95 to shoot laser blasters at 50 targets strategically placed along rooftops throughout the park.
On Saturday, park officials stated that while the ride had been “well-received” by customers, some had questioned whether it was appropriate following mass shootings at a July 4th parade in a Chicago suburb, an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a grocery store in Buffalo, New York.
The statement read, “Some non-guests and community members expressed that they considered the toy shooting device used to be insensitive.”

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