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Another thought I just had of a coaster type that hasn't gotten much thought lately, but would be a good fit there, would be a coaster similar to Xcelerator at Knotts. It wouldn't even need to be that long, just a Kingda Ka that is around 205 feet. Not only would it be a thrilling coaster, which would attract customers, they would have successfully stolen nearby Sea World's thunder by besting Mako in both height and speed. A coaster like that would take up a small footprint, so it's plausible for that area. Just a thought...

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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.

During IAAPA there were rumors swirling around that they might get a GTX. Hopefully it's true

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Another thought I just had of a coaster type that hasn't gotten much thought lately, but would be a good fit there, would be a coaster similar to Xcelerator at Knotts. It wouldn't even need to be that long, just a Kingda Ka that is around 205 feet. Not only would it be a thrilling coaster, which would attract customers, they would have successfully stolen nearby Sea World's thunder by besting Mako in both height and speed. A coaster like that would take up a small footprint, so it's plausible for that area. Just a thought...

 

Both Stealth & Zaturn are longer than Freedom Flyer, so I really don't see an Intamin of that caliber or price range happening anytime soon.The park also seems to be going for the rumored

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GTX was also mentioned in a trade magazine by fun spot boss as one of the options. But seriously a coaster ,dark ride and log flume. I any uk parks announced just one of these I would be happy.

 

Go fun spot.

 

Stu K

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Another thought I just had of a coaster type that hasn't gotten much thought lately, but would be a good fit there, would be a coaster similar to Xcelerator at Knotts. It wouldn't even need to be that long, just a Kingda Ka that is around 205 feet. Not only would it be a thrilling coaster, which would attract customers, they would have successfully stolen nearby Sea World's thunder by besting Mako in both height and speed. A coaster like that would take up a small footprint, so it's plausible for that area. Just a thought...

 

Both Stealth & Zaturn are longer than Freedom Flyer, so I really don't see an Intamin of that caliber or price range happening anytime soon.The park also seems to be going for the rumored

 

The actual article states: "The roller coaster will be taller than the other two but with a short ride time." So, it doesn't actually say shorter than the other two, and it appears to be referring to actual "ride time", as opposed to length of coaster track. Given that Stealth is a 20 second ride, and Freedom Flyer is definitely longer than that, I think a Stealth or Zaturn clone would actually still fit that description quite well!

 

However, the other part of what you mentioned, the price tag associated with such a coaster, is definitely a factor that I believe would likely preclude such an addition for a small park like Fun Spot. Stealth would have cost just shy of 19 million US dollars, and considering that they are allegedly also adding a log flume, and dark ride, even if they matched their 25 million dollar investment of 2013, that's probably not enough to get a Stealth clone for the rumored roller coaster.

 

I just thought adding a coaster like that would be a savvy move for them to make to continue to assert themselves in the hyper-competitive Orlando entertainment market, and would be a direct shot across the bow of Sea World, which is nearby. I honestly never really thought it was a likely addition.

 

FWIW, the other hot rumor, a coaster like Lightning Run, doesn't seem to fit that description at all! It is much longer both in duration, and length, than Freedom Flyer! So, it would seem something more along the lines of a Premier Sky Rocket II is the likely addition. That also has a very small footprint, which would be essential to fit it into that area, along with a log flume and dark ride. Though, it must be said, that its "ride time" is nearly a minute, which I believe is longer than Freedom Flyer's. The very short ride duration of a Stealth clone is why I mentioned that idea in conjunction with what the article said in the first place...

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I see it been a pretty family friendly fun ride that's what fun spot dose. I think the clues point to a launch coaster maybe something like a shorter Cheetah hunt maybe with a loop. The the enterprise is the closest to upside down the park has so maybe.

 

All I know it will be fun ! Fun Spot was my 1st park of 2015 and Actually did it straight from the RCI cruise ship lol and before we checked in at Universal lol.

 

Stu K

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Sky Rocket II /Tempesto Clone would be a great fit, but there were a couple of other coasters I thought would make a good fit is a S&S El Loco or a Vekoma Stringray both have a smallfoot print and there higher than White Lighting and Freedom Flyer and a short ride time.

 

El Loco

 

Vekoma Stingray

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I would love to see a Vekoma stingray in the US

This is my favorite of the more realistic options so far! I hate getting my hopes up but that would be a really great addition to the park.

 

I'm sure whatever they do will be impressive though. So far they have yet to disappoint.

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That was during IAAPA. Pretty sure they weren't the only company there.

Where did I state they were the only ones there? All I said was "you never know"

 

You never said, but the context of your post certainly implied it...

 

Fun Spot hosted a "facility tour" that included unlimited rides, food, and booze. It's safe to say they weren't the only manufacturer there...so I guess anything is possible because reps from ride companies visited the park!

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