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http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/police-2-shot-fun-spot-america-orlando/nkGZ9/

 

A man and a teenager were shot Saturday evening at Fun Spot America, according to the Orlando Police Department.

 

The man was shot in the shoulder and a teenager was shot in the foot, an Orlando Fire Department spokesman said.

 

Both victims were brought to Orlando Regional Medical Center by ambulance in stable condition.

 

Their injuries are considered non-life threatening, officials said.

 

“Based on the descriptions provided by witnesses, officers located a suspect, who in turn fled from officers on foot,” Lt. Miguel Garcia said in a statement. “Officers were able to capture the suspect after a brief foot pursuit.”

 

No other information was released.

 

Yikes. I've been to Fun Spot a number of times now and I've never felt remotely unsafe. Things happen, though.

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^No, as the truck was in the Kissimmee location Saturday and today. When I first saw the headline "shooting at Fun Spot" I also assumed it must be at the Kissimmee location related to the 8 hour lines for White Castle!

 

I heard the line reached 10 hours long. I find this amusing because we have white castle restaurants all over the place out my way.

Is there any white castle restaurant locations in Florida?

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I heard the line reached 10 hours long. I find this amusing because we have white castle restaurants all over the place out my way. Is there any white castle restaurant locations in Florida?

 

Nope. Closest White Castle is in Tennessee (I think). We do have Krystal Burger down here though, but it still isn't the same.

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^No, as the truck was in the Kissimmee location Saturday and today. When I first saw the headline "shooting at Fun Spot" I also assumed it must be at the Kissimmee location related to the 8 hour lines for White Castle!

 

I heard the line reached 10 hours long. I find this amusing because we have white castle restaurants all over the place out my way.

Is there any white castle restaurant locations in Florida?

 

Is there a white castle within a 4 and a half hour drive from fun spot? People could have saved some time

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A friend of mine earned a master's degree and a PhD at Ohio University (he's originally from California, like me). When he was at OU, he kept hearing all the locals raving about White Castle. So he checked one out. The result led him to two possible conclusions:

 

1. People in Ohio are insane.

2. People in Ohio smoke weed 24/7.

 

I think either explanation is plausible.

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A friend of mine earned a master's degree and a PhD at Ohio University (he's originally from California, like me). When he was at OU, he kept hearing all the locals raving about White Castle. So he checked one out. The result led him to two possible conclusions:

 

1. People in Ohio are insane.

2. People in Ohio smoke weed 24/7.

 

I think either explanation is plausible.

 

 

They closed all of the Northeast Ohio locations (there were about four or five in the area) on Christmas Eve last year. I know some of you would think that is the best Christmas present ever.

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A friend of mine earned a master's degree and a PhD at Ohio University (he's originally from California, like me). When he was at OU, he kept hearing all the locals raving about White Castle. So he checked one out. The result led him to two possible conclusions:

 

1. People in Ohio are insane.

2. People in Ohio smoke weed 24/7.

 

I think either explanation is plausible.

 

I'm from Michigan and live in Michigan and everyone hates them. They've been slowly shutting down.

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  • 4 months later...

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2015/07/02/fun-spot-adds-live-entertainment-announces-an-old-florida-district

 

Fun Spot recently added new live in-park entertainment at their I-Drive area location. The new puppet and live character entertainment is akin to the Citizens of Hollywood at Hollywood Studios. The new characters are provided by local improv company, Power2Improv. Currently they are only there on Saturdays but other days should be added soon.

 

The new characters are part of a live children’s show and provide some in-queue entertainment for guests. The addition is interesting as Fun Spot currently features free admission with a per-ride ticketing system. Fun Spot in recent years has been promoting their all day passes and season passes. The online fan community has in recent months speculated that a small admission fee may help security at the park, which did see a shooting earlier this year.

 

The new live entertainment is part of a larger expansion that Fun Spot is planning. They announced a new water park in 2011 but the area that was planned for the water park recently saw the addition of Gator Spot. At the time of the water park plans also called for moving the Ferris Wheel to the top of the entrance plaza building, a move that was later cancelled as well. The long term plans for the property also included a dinner theater at one point. The dinner theater is now rumored to include the new Power2Improv characters.

 

Recently new signage in the park stated a new ‘Old Florida District’ themed district would be added to where the water park was originally announced. While no new details have been released the Gator Spot area next door can give us a good idea of what the new area will look like. Among the new additions for the new area it will likely include a new dark ride themed to a trip to Florida. The Florida themed dark ride is part of the larger focus on keeping guest in the park during the afternoon rain showers. Other new rides are rumored to include a second roller coaster, a Dumbo-style spinner and a log flume. The roller coaster will be taller than the other two but with a short ride time. A new hotel is also rumored to be added to the park in the coming years.

 

The water park will now likely be part of the 12 acre addition across Fun Spot Way from the current park. The water park is still in the plans but the timeline has been pushed back. It is now on track to open around the time of Wet ‘n Wild’s closure.

 

Sadly none of these additions or rumored additions has been announced for Fun Spot Kissimmee. The live entertainment may make its way to that park if the Orlando park test proves popular. The only other strong rumor for that park is of a larger buy-out by Fun Spot of Old Town, which sits next door.

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I was wondering what was going on in the park when I was there in May. I noticed the area between Gatorland and the entrance gate has been cleared and looks to have some pathways marked and leveled out with some infrastructure work also going on. I love how this lil ole place just keeps on adding things. I can't wait to hear when an actual "coming attractions " announcement of what and dates of the new stuff is.

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A friend of mine earned a master's degree and a PhD at Ohio University (he's originally from California, like me). When he was at OU, he kept hearing all the locals raving about White Castle. So he checked one out. The result led him to two possible conclusions:

 

1. People in Ohio are insane.

2. People in Ohio smoke weed 24/7.

 

I think either explanation is plausible.

 

I'm from Michigan and live in Michigan and everyone hates them. They've been slowly shutting down.

 

Thank goodness! The one in Lansing shut down as well, though they are still all over Detroit. I DO NOT get the allure, though some friends of mine swear by them! Terrible, terrible... whatever you call that crap between the buns!

 

Oh, and for the record (since this IS the Fun Spot thread), I loved this park (the Orlando one) when I went a couple of years ago! I took my oldest two kids, as well as my sister, and we all had a blast! White Lightning is in my Top 5 wooden coasters, and I could ride that all day (nearly did, got in 18 rides I think!) It was my daughter's first non-kiddie coaster, and she loved it as well - rode it 10+ times herself! I will definitely be back whenever we go to the Orlando area, and getting new additions only makes it more exciting to look forward to!

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"The roller coaster will be taller than the other two but with a short ride time"

 

Hmmmmmm... Premier Skyrocket II?

White Lightning and Freedom Flyer aren't really that tall. There are plenty of shuttle and continuous-circuit coasters with short-ish ride experiences that would fit the bill like a Euro Fighter, El Loco, or even a Vekoma Boomerang.

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After seeing numerous members of Fun Spot management at Kentucky Kingdom last year for Lightning Run's opening, I have always thought they would be the next park to build a Chance Hyper GT-X. I feel like that size ride would be appropriate for a park the size of Fun Spot and would pack a punch for how small it is.

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