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Just got back from FunSpot in Kissimmee and had a blast. No pics, but just wanted to say, if you are in the Orlando area, don't pass this park up. Currently they are offering the wristband pass and for only 10 bucks more you can add the SkyCoaster to your adventure. I have the season pass and this month was bring a friend for free days and brought a newbie. They were blown away with this little park. (Jan, May, and Nov, bring a friend free days.) ...

 

Hey, can you hold on till, say.....2023 when we FINALLY get to WDW? Then, point us to where to get The Pass, etc.

 

And I want that Souvenir Cup!!!

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"It all started with the Surf Lounge cup at Cedar Point, Officer...June 2, 2017."

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Just curious, has Fun Spot ever closed White Lightning or Mine Blower for annual maintenance? I stopped in for a visit at the Kissimmee location after a day at Disney and just thought of that.

 

After a day of crowds at Disney it's extremely refreshing to visit a park where basically everything is a walk-on.

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I'm sure they do, but they don't advertise it. When I visited the Kissimmee location last March, the Larson Flying Scooters were undergoing maintenance.

 

On another note, I'm surprised the Kissimme location has yet to reopen their S&S Screaming Swing after it was decided to relocate it to accommodate Mine Blower.

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Yes, Funspot does close White Lightning for maint. I was there once when they were retracking the ride so didn't get to ride it that day. Still had fun and went back a month later and it was done and running great as usual. Didn't mind WL was closed as I have a season pass. I believe they posted the maint closure dates on their website shortly before the work started. The work was done right before IAAPA , IIRC.

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Sounds like bad news is coming to the Orlando park as it seems like the Paratrooper is moving to the recently acquired Fun Junction USA.

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But on the flipside, it appears it will be replaced by one of those inverting frisbees.

 

I just hope the paratrooper stays open in Orlando through March 9th.

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Well now I won't get to ride it. I've never been on one. I should have when I had the armband back in September. Oh well. I guess I can go to the one in Kissimmee if I want to ride one (unless I end up at a fair with one).

 

Honestly, the one in Kissimmee is very good compared to most parks. This one was on another level though. It was also rim driven, and the rim driven Paratroopers that load 2 at a time are much better than their counterparts that come to the ground to load.

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I got a zen ride on the Orlando Paratrooper a couple nights ago and I'm even more pissed now that it's leaving.

 

Also, I got my first rides on Mine Blower today and it's one of those "What in the holy hell just happened" kind of rides. A complete, balls to the wall insane ride with a lot of strong airtime that began to bruise my leg after marathoning it. Easily a top-5 woodie for me. So it's safe to say m mine has been blown.

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Took a spin on Mine Blower this afternoon. It's still like it was in July - super-fun airtime, headache-inducing roughness at bottoms of hills and turns. It's a shame, really, that layout is nothing short of masterful.

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Took a spin on Mine Blower this afternoon. It's still like it was in July - super-fun airtime, headache-inducing roughness at bottoms of hills and turns. It's a shame, really, that layout is nothing short of masterful.

I have said it before, I'll say it now, and I'll say it forever- Mine Blower is not that rough of a ride. Would I call it smooth? Not by a long shot. But it's not as bad as, say, Gwazi.

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Took a spin on Mine Blower this afternoon. It's still like it was in July - super-fun airtime, headache-inducing roughness at bottoms of hills and turns. It's a shame, really, that layout is nothing short of masterful.

I have said it before, I'll say it now, and I'll say it forever- Mine Blower is not that rough of a ride. Would I call it smooth? Not by a long shot. But it's not as bad as, say, Gwazi.

 

 

Rip Ride is much worse than Gwazi IMO. And I rode both sides of Gwazi, Labor Day Weekend 2012

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Took a spin on Mine Blower this afternoon. It's still like it was in July - super-fun airtime, headache-inducing roughness at bottoms of hills and turns. It's a shame, really, that layout is nothing short of masterful.

I have said it before, I'll say it now, and I'll say it forever- Mine Blower is not that rough of a ride. Would I call it smooth? Not by a long shot. But it's not as bad as, say, Gwazi.

 

In your opinion. In our opinion, it's quite rough and headache-inducing (but still really fun). And Gwazi is known as being one of the roughest coasters to exist..so pretty unfair argument.

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I have said it before, I'll say it now, and I'll say it forever- Mine Blower is not that rough of a ride. Would I call it smooth? Not by a long shot. But it's not as bad as, say, Gwazi.

I think that it's still pretty good overall! But given the choice between it and White Lightning, I would take White Lightning more often. If those bottoms (EDIT: VALLEYS!!! I can't believe I forgot that term!) were smoothed out it would be much better.

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