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^When time travel is perfected and I can go back about 15 years!

 

Another good reason to go back to Japan and hijack the Back to the Future ride.

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I really like the direction Fun Spot is heading, especially with the addition of the trapeze classes. Now I can do a little workout, and pick up some credits at the same place!

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New coaster for fun spot ?

 

Fun Spot News ! a quote from John Aire in park world this month. When asked what caught you eye at iaapa trade show. he replied " i love the chance rides hyper coaster that they are building for Kentucky kingdom and the zamperla thunderbolt coaster for coney island. we're probably going to be in the market for one of these in the near future."

 

 

Wow this little park is going for it!

 

Stu K

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I don't think it could be that far out there to say they could within the next two years or so. Depending how profitable they are since their recent expansions, if the money is good, paying their current bills and profit in their pockets... They would for sure go ahead and expand. If they were just breaking even, obviously it would not be worth it anytime soon.

 

Not sure how much attendance has gone up since the expansions... But we have been going down to Orlando since 2004 or so, and we never went until White Lightning and such was put in... Now we have annual passes for the place! I am sure there are many others just like me!

 

I wish them luck though... The park is a lot of fun, even for being so limited compared to other options in the area. One thing that stands out to me though is the fantastic staff... They are always amazing... Dare I say more than Universal, Disney, etc... At least in my experience. Having fun, interacting, talking with everyone. I have not seen that many other places.

 

I would love to see a mini-hyper though... Would be great for the park and draw in even more people routinely.

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If they buy a hyper coaster, I'll finally be inclined to buy an annual pass.

 

That would be amazing. I really hope these new additions are working out for them and that we'll see more expansions and rides in the future.

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The pictures look great very sharp and colorful. They have really done a super job expanding this park. I can't wait to try that White Lightning coaster soon. It's nice to see these smaller parks thrive in the midst of the super parks. Just goes to show there's enough pieces of the tourist and local pie to go around.

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Wow great pictures! I have a weird question, how has the park been doing bringing in guests?

 

I was going to ask this question too. When we were there it was at night in February where it was in the low 50's (the employees explained to us that Floridian's refer to that as "cold" but since we had just run away from over a foot of snow we weren't concerned). I assumed that the lack of attendance was due to the weather.

 

That being said in every trip report I see from this park it seems like it's just as empty as when we went. Hopefully this is just a coincidence. I hope so because we loved Fun Spot!

 

PS: This isn't the case with the Kissimmee location at all, they seem to draw great crowds.

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The place was dead when we went a few months back as well... Really had a blast at the park. The refurbished flats and go karts were a lot of fun, White lightning was great.. food wasn't bad either. I spoke with a few different ride ops and they all said they've been staying pretty busy when the weather is nice (it was cool and rainy the day I went). I'll definitely go back next time I'm in Orlando.

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My partner and I had a few days off earlier this week and it was supposed to beach days, however, the weather called for clouds and off and on showers. Bored, we jumped in the car and headed to Orlando to go to Fun Spot. Got a room at Best Western and had a great view of the park from our 8th floor window. (and of wet and wilds bone yard) Due to the weather and being in May, a slow time in O town, the park was slow, but perfect for marathon riding! I really enjoy this little park. The staff is super friendly, the park is spotless and food and drink is quite reasonable. Hey, $3 beer, $3 wine and $3 chicken fingers, ahh, life is good. Decided to buy a souvenir soda cup for $6. Lo and behold, the pic on it shows a train full of riders on White Lightning, and there I am on the cup, 4th row on the train. From the TPR commercial shoot last year. Cool souvenir IMO. We got the last 3 rides of the nite on White Lightning a little after midnight. On the way out, we noticed a picture mural on the outside of the party room at the entrance. On it was of course WL, and in that train was my partner on it. Another cool !! moment there. We went back the next morn to get a pic of it too and the Owner of the park was there. He gave us a fist bump on the pic and said that Rob, TPR, and Orlando Attractions mag were great people and had really done them a world of good. A few pics now

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see you in a few weeks WL !

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Good Morning WL !

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The wall.

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seeing double ?

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I love this lil Vekoma

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Wow great pictures! I have a weird question, how has the park been doing bringing in guests?

 

The Season Pass Podcast had a great episode recently where the FunSpot guys were very candid about performance and it seems to be doing really well. I believe they said something like 250k riders for White Lightening last summer alone.

 

I think part of the reason it seems dead in photos you see is because the bulk of park's business is either groups (I've seen some school-age groups complete fill up the place random afternoons) or night business. They really seem to do a good job of picking up on the "what can we do after spending the day at " crowd.

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