Fun Spot America Adding New Wooden Roller Coaster For Summer 2017
We have some exciting news! Fun Spot has announced a HUGE deal with The Gravity Group, an American based company out of Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the deal, Gravity Group will be custom designing a new wooden Roller Coaster that will be built for Fun Spot America’s Kissimmee, Florida location!
The new woodie will feature 11 different air times and will be equipped with an awesome 360 barrel roll inversion!
John Arie Jr, Fun Spot America’s CEO stated, “This is HUGE news not just for us but the city of Kissimmee as this will be the only wooden roller coaster in the southeast United States that will feature a 360 degree barrel roll . This roller coaster will be completely unique and thrilling, we have worked tirelessly with the Gravity Group to design a ride that will be a must ride coaster for any thrill seeker and coaster enthusiast,definitely bucket list worthy”.
“We are still working through the Theming,naming rights and sponsorship opportunities but with over Two million visitors to our parks each year we do expect to move forward quickly on these opportunities. This is HUGE news for all of us in this community as we all continue to raise the bar and level of expectations when guests visit our city. Let’s Make America Fun Again!”
Take the new woodie for a virtual ride!
Coaster fans have praised Fun Spot since the park opened their White Lightning GCI wood coaster in 2013. The new ride will be nearly double the cost of White Lightning. Lets hope it’s just as much fun!
The park will be spending 6 million dolars on the new coaster, while adding 50 new jobs to local economy during the construction process. The park will also an additional 20 full time poitions once the new Roller Coaster opens in the summer of 2017.
- Track Length: 2256 feet
- Lift Height: 82 feet
- First Drop: 80.5 feet
- Maximum Bank Angle: 115 degrees
- 11 different air times
- Top Speed: 48.5 MPH
Fun Spot America Theme Parks are Central Florida’s only family owned theme parks, with two locations Orlando and Kissimmee. John Arie, Sr., owner and founder of the Fun-n-Wheels attraction in 1978 then developed and expanded the property into Fun Spot America Theme Parks. Fun Spot America Theme Parks features unique patented multi-leveled go-kart tracks, Arcades, Roller Coasters, Family, Kiddie, and Thrill Rides. It is home to the largest arch (Orlando – 250 ft) and tallest (Kissimmee – 300 ft) SkyCoasters in the world. It has Orlando’s only wooden roller coaster (White Lightning). Fun Spot America Theme Parks currently employs approximately 500 employees.
With Busch Gardens and Kings Island both adding new wood coasters, 2017 really is shaping up to be year of the woodies! We are incredibly excited for for this new coaster and can’t wait to watch it come to life! For more information, visit the official Fun Spot website by clicking here.
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