A new ropes course at Big Cedar Lodge has closed, at least temporarily, after a child fell Sunday.
Janet Glaser, public relations manager for the lodge, confirmed the “minor” is in stable condition at a nearby hospital.
No additional information was available on the age or gender of the child, the length of the fall or the extent of the injuries.
“Staff immediately implemented emergency procedures and EMTs provided onsite care before transporting the guest to a local hospital,” Glaser wrote.
She added, in a written statement, that the course is off-limits for now. “The ropes course will remain closed for a full assessment and we will implement any necessary adjustments in operating procedures as guest safety is our No. 1 priority.”
Johnny Morris, founder and owner of Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge, worked with the Michigan-based Ropes Courses, Inc. to create the four-story attraction that stands over 40 feet tall and contain more than 60 different elements, including a rolling log, swaying ladder and narrow balance beam.
There were to be live alligators and pythons in the swamp below the attraction.
The ropes course is located on the back of the Fun Mountain – part of the 4,600-acre Big Cedar Lodge property, an expansive wilderness resort, 10 miles south of Branson. It opened this summer.
The cost of the course is $20 per person. Individuals must be at least 48-inches tall and less than 285 pounds. No open-toed or heeled shoes are allowed.
The new multi-layer ropes course is near the kid-sized Sky Tykes course built last year for children, ages 2-7, that are 48 inches tall or less.
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