jedimaster1227 Posted January 2, 2011 Share Posted January 2, 2011 (edited) Hey everybody! This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Fun Spot America this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page. Official Park Website Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy! _____________________________________________________ 2011 January 2nd, 2011 - Fun Spot to expand from 5 arces to 15 acres - SEE BELOW November 25th, 2011 - Details for Fun Spot water park announced 2012 March 2nd, 2012 - Orlando City Commission approves Fun Spot expansion, images show a wooden coaster March 28th, 2012 - Park announces White Lightning (GCI woodie) and a Vekoma suspended coaster September 20th, 2012 - Groundbreaking event for park expansion November 28th, 2012 - construction update 2013 January 17th, 2013 - Fun Spot purchases another 10 acres February 7th, 2013 - construction update February 28th, 2013 - construction update March 11th, 2013 - construction update April 3rd, 2013 - construction update May 2nd, 2013 - construction update May 21st, 2013 - White Lightning opens June 8th, 2013 - Grand re-Opening of Fun Spot America 2014 August 15th, 2014 - Three new attractions announced: S&S Screamin Swing, Laser Maze, Gator exhibit November 4th, 2014 - addition of Air Race 2015 January 20th, 2015 - Gator Spot by Gatorland groundbreaking ceremony July 18th, 2015 - Preliminary details on new expansion plans released 2016 January 11, 2016 - New vision released for Fun Spot _____________________________________________________ Original Post: http://funspotattractions.blogspot.com/2010/12/fun-spot-action-park-becomes-huge-er.html FUN SPOT ACTION PARK BECOMES “HUGE-ER” Fun Spot Action Park, just off International Drive in Orlando, is growing. The 13 year-old, 5 acre park has just purchased an adjacent 10 acres to triple its size. Plans are being developed for the expansion of rides, tracks and jobs at the Orlando Park. The new, expanded park will include more tracks, more rides, including some possible water rides, and a smaller version of the SkyCoaster thrill ride located in their Kissimmee Park. Paint Ball and batting cages have also been suggested but no commitment has been made. With over a million visitors to its two parks, Fun Spot is becoming the largest of the second tier attractions in Central Florida. Known for their multi-level go-kart tracks, and value pricing, Fun Spot holds 4 U.S. patents on go-kart track design. It is locally-owned and family-owned. For several years, Fun Spot Action Park was named the “Best Budget Attraction” by the Orlando Sentinel. In addition to the 5 acre park near Universal Studios, there is Fun Spot USA, a 10 acre park in Kissimmee near Walt Disney World. Fun Spot USA is expanding with a new Soaring Eagle Ride, Birthday/Meeting Room, and is planning on opening its first rollercoaster, a Wild Mouse ride, this March. Exuberant owner and CEO, John Arie Sr stated “This dream of mine has grown far larger than I ever expected. I was set to retire but I wanted to do this for my family, for the employees, for the community.” John Arie, Jr, the COO and television spokesperson said, “Everyone is talking about job creation, well we are doing it. We presently have 200+ employees. With this expansion we hope to add another 200. For us this expansion is Huge!” In the image the additional 10 acres is the immediate right of Fun Spot edged by Grand National Blvd to the top and Alta Vista Lane to the right and two retention ponds to the bottom. Another view of the current park and adjacent 10 acres Edited May 22, 2020 by SharkTums Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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