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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:01 am
by televisedconfession
God, this coaster just looks like so much fun. Heading there on Saturday. I can't wait!

This is one of my most anticipated coasters this summer! Definitely more excited about riding this than I am for Gatekeeper! Haha.

Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:52 pm
by Patrick210
The 14' tall Freedom Flyer figure is ready for installation. He will sit atop the FF building and hold a 20' tall pole with an American flag. He was fabricated by Dino Rentos Studios. They are also fabricating the dimensional theme fronts for the White Lightning.

Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:37 pm
by djcoastermark
I love it. This little park just keeps getting better. Looking forward to the "opening" tomorrow !

Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:35 pm
by djcoastermark
I forgot to mention. Saturday may be busy. However, the do run a 2 train op on White Lightning. When I was there and they were running 2 trains, I was impressed. Dispatch times were fast and efficient.

Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:21 pm
by coasterjunkie1975
White Lightening looks like a fantastic and fun little coaster and as a lover of good wooden coasters I will be stopping by Fun Spot to ride this little gem next time I make the trip down to Orlando.

Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:35 am
by jedimaster1227
Adam:
Earlier this past week Theme Park Review was invited back to Fun Spot America to check out White Lightning, Freedom Flyer, the Skycoaster and all that the new additions have to offer! Having not been to the park in years, I have to say that I was very impressed with the new additions and the look and feel of the new side of the park. It was especially odd to enter from the opposite side of the original entrance, only to walk towards what is now the back of the park to see what is actually the original front!

Seriously, the place looks and feels great--and it doesn't hurt that they're the only one with a (very fun) wooden coaster in Orlando!

Robb:
Today was the official Grand Re-Opening of Fun Spot America. Trust me it was HUUUUUGE! They sold $15 wristbands to celebrate 15 years of business. The park was PACKED! Lines for both White Lightning and Freedom Flyer stretched out to the midways and the line to buy tickets was wrapped around the front entrance. What a GREAT response from the local crowd!

A short, but very sweet opening ceremony opened the park, construction partners were thanked, dignitaries were recognized, and the ribbon was cut! Then it was time to ride!

It's been a lot of fun working with Fun Spot the past month or so to help produce their video B-Roll package. Below are some of the videos we've shot over the past few weeks. Some of then for the park to use in their marketing materials, some of the just for fun! Check out the videos below and all the photos of the park. It looks GREAT!










Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:54 am
by TXman308
Drove by Fun Spot about an hour ago, and the place looked like it was packed, with the line going way out of the entrance. Looks like their numerous news stories, ride shoots, and promotions paid off. Awesome to have another park in Orlando (with a really good woodie). =)

Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:10 pm
by Maximo37
We showed up this morning, but didn't get there until 10a (on account of me having to work until 8:30a). The line to get tickets was PACKED! We attempted to endure the line for about 40 minutes or so (where Ericka brought us a Krispy Kreme, YUM! And thank you!) ... and while it WAS inching along just fine, ultimately decided to leave the queue and take advantage of the purchasing several tickets for future dates instead (for the same promo price)! The cash only table had NO line. So we chose NOT to endure the "crowd" and coaster/rides today, I am REALLY looking forward to returning SOON! Having walked through the park, it really looks amazing! And it was wonderful seeing a CROWD there! In years past when I visited, for go-kart fun, it was rather slow. Hopefully this new expansion draws a ton of popularity to this park! And having left around lunch time, we chose to fill up on tacos and queso at "LIME"! YUM-O!

Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:02 pm
by televisedconfession
We too went this morning around 10:30 but saw the ling snaked around the sidewalk past the station of White Lightning, so we decided by the time we parked and waited in line, we probably wouldn't make it through in time anyway. After a pretty intense storm, we headed back to the park and it had cleared out nicely around 8pm.

Fun Spot has such a winner with this new expansion. Freedom Flyer was even a great family coaster. I was impressed by that last helix. White Lightning is such a solid ride. One of the most enjoyable rides. Not too intense that you can't marathon it, but intense enough that it leaves you going back for more! Again, great job Fun Spot. This is how a quality expansion is done!

Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:16 pm
by A.J.
I just noticed that the Enterprise sign is in the Star Trek font. Nice!