The rides look so fun but oh so boy…sick to my stomach. Some looks like suicidal rides but they’re FUN even it feels like it’s flipping your tummy upside down…blaaahhh
Have any of you remember the tragedy that happened in Branson, Missouri last July 2018? The accident that many people believed it could have been avoided, killed 17 people. We were just so lucky to have such great ride experience a month before the accident.
July 2018 accident
Main article: Table Rock Lake duck boat accident
On July 19, 2018, a Ride the Ducks vehicle capsized and sank while in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, during high winds from nearby thunderstorms. 31 individuals were on board, and 17 fatalities were confirmed. The day following the accident, Ride the Ducks announced that the Branson operation would be “closed for business” pending an investigation and out of respect for the victims’ families. The boat involved was an original from World War II having been built in 1944. In March 2019, Ride The Ducks announced they would be permanently shut down due to the investigation and overwhelming legal issues after the incident. A replacement attraction, Top Ops, opened in June 2019 at the same location.