American Dream Mall water park to reopen Saturday after 4 hurt when decorative helicopter falls

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Saturday, February 25, 2023
NJ mall water park to reopen Saturday after decorative helicopter fall
The American Dream Mall DreamWorks Water Park will reopen on Saturday following an incident last weekend.

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) -- The American Dream Mall DreamWorks Water Park will reopen on Saturday after four were injured during an incident last weekend.

A large decorative helicopter fell from the ceiling into a swimming pool below while people were in the water just after 3 p.m. Sunday.

American Dream released a statement saying the water park met 'all safety regulations and requirements following a rigorous investigation and review conducted with the State, County Department of Health, and independent engineering consultants. We are excited to welcome guests back to the Water Park and look forward to seeing visitors enjoying the facility this weekend.'

The water park was evacuated after Sunday's incident. Four people suffered minor injuries, but one person was taken to the hospital. The rest of the injured left on their own.

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