Titanic in Pigeon Forge back open after ‘Wall of Ice’ collapses injuring three
The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge reopened hours after an incident involving the attraction’s iceberg wall collapsed injuring three visitors.
Preliminary details released by the city police department said the injuries were the result of an accident that occurred just before 8 pm. The names of the three individuals or their condition have not been released.
The owners of Titanic the Joslyn family said in a statement that the “Wall of Ice” display will be shut down while an investigation into the incident continues.
Here is the complete statement issued Tuesday afternoon:
“On the evening of Monday, Aug. 2, an accident occurred at Titanic Museum Attraction. Our iceberg wall collapsed and injured three guests, who were taken to the hospital. At this time, we do not know the extent of their injuries, and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all who were affected, including the first-responders. Immediately following the accident, Titanic Museum Attraction was closed, and as of the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 3, we reopened to ticketed passengers. The iceberg wall does not currently exist, and the affected area has been blocked off, for the time being. We anticipate it will take at least four weeks for the iceberg to rebuild. The safety of our guests and team members is always top of mind. Our maintenance professionals are in the process of reevaluating our quality and safety guidelines and we’ll make all modifications, as necessary, to proactively ensure the well-being of all who experience Titanic Museum Attraction.” – Mary Kellogg Joslyn and John Joslyn Owners
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