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Always stop at one of the Fun Spots while in Orlando, and especially love Fun Spot Orlando since they have "my" Wheelie!

 

I am heading down next weekend and am thinking about buying a season pass since they are so cheap. What are all the perks if the pass? What are "Bring a friend free months?" Someone told me if you bought a SP during their Black Friday sale which ends today you get three bring a friend free passes. Anybody know more?

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Considering that the normal price of an all-day pass is $41 USD, $25 USD is a heck of a bargain. That's cheaper than three rides on the coasters priced individually.

 

You'll only see that price on Monday though, "cyber monday" is the last day of the US post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend.

 

 

Thanks for this, I'll be down there next year and now I'll easily ride white lighting as much as I possibly can one night lol

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Is the Paratrooper ride cycle even crazier than the one at Knoebels?

 

So much crazier. I swear it almost goes upside down

 

Funny you would say that! Years ago, probably around 1987 (!!!) at a carnival in a Chicago suburb, they had a super frightening Paratrooper. It was positioned nearly hanging over a road. It went SO FAST I think we were going past 90 degrees. Then it went backwards. I've never seen anything like it since! Ah, the 80s.

 

Fun Spot looks like such a great place, I gotta get out there. And they will have a sky ride!? Yes please!

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Fun Spot America is adding a new Wooden Roller Coaster for the summer 2017

 

KISSIMMEE, FL--(Marketwired - December 08, 2016) - Today we are excited to announce our HUGE deal with The Gravity Group, an American based company out of Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the deal The Gravity Group will custom design a new Roller Coaster that will be built for Fun Spot America's Kissimmee,Florida location.

 

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!"

 

Fun Spot America will be making an investment of $6 Million dollars for this new addition.

This project will add 50 new jobs to the local economy during construction.

Fun Spot America will also add an additional 20 new full time positions once the new Roller Coaster opens in the summer of 2017.

 

Ride Specifications:

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.

 

http://m.marketwired.com/news_room/Itemid2Release?id=11G122513-001

 

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Fun Spot, do you know that I love you? Because I love you.

 

Odd that this says it is going to the Kissimmee location as opposed to the Orlando location.

 

Kind of, but they're investing pretty heavily in that park (and in Old Town) right now so it makes sense to me. Right now the only thing drawing me to that park is the Sky Coaster but with the addition of this ride it makes that 2 park ticket much more tempting.

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Was about to add a post with the YouTube video, but I saw Robb was lurking in the thread. Glad I waited.

 

Welp, that tears it. If I get a full-time job in Orlando I'm getting a season pass to the Fun Spot parks. Who needs Pandora when you have what looks like it could end up being one of the best wooden roller coasters in the United States?

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This looks really awesome! I've never been to the kissimmee location but I guess I'll have to make the stop next time I return!

 

I like the Orlando location better (though this will tip the scales a little), but this location has absolutely sick Go Kart tracks and the Sky Coaster has to be seen to be believed. It's worth the stop just for the Sky Coaster.

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So what's the deal with the Screaming Swing? Do we have any idea if they're moving it or removing it? Given the ride's location and the rendering it seems like it won't stay in it's current location... to be fair though, this may have already been addressed but I don't pay too much attention to the goings-on at the Kissimmee location because (let's be honest), who really does?

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I might get some hate for this, but that is the worst NL2 recreation of a ride I have ever seen a park OFFICIALLY churn out to show case their coaster. A frankly f**ked up lift hill and a curvy break run and station. Also talk about head choppers...

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I might get some hate for this, but that is the worst NL2 recreation of a ride I have ever seen a park OFFICIALLY churn out to show case their coaster. A frankly f**ked up lift hill and a curvy break run and station. Also talk about head choppers...

 

I don't want to poo-poo on the park or the person that made the sim, but I agree completely. Lots of rookie mistakes!

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