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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:57 pm

I noticed that RCDB now lists the old Viking Voyage coaster from Wild Adventures as being "In Storage" at Fun Spot Atlanta. Did I miss an announcement about this coaster or could it possibly just be a parts donor for their current Miler?
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Postby larrygator » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:57 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:I noticed that RCDB now lists the old Viking Voyage coaster from Wild Adventures as being "In Storage" at Fun Spot Atlanta. Did I miss an announcement about this coaster or could it possibly just be a parts donor for their current Miler?


Screamin Eagle is going to Fun Spot America in Kissimmee, also according to rcdb.
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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:13 pm

Thanks! Screamin' Eagle has some intense moments and I do like the coaster, so it'll be nice to have it at the Kissimmee location I go to more often.
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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:14 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:Thanks! Screamin' Eagle has some intense moments and I do like the coaster, so it'll be nice to have it at the Kissimmee location I go to more often.


Where is it going? Hopefully they are not replacing rockstar
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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:50 am

Personally I thought Screamin' Eagle was a pile of hot garbage but I guess if they throw it in that back section of Old Town it's a (slight) improvement over nothing.

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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:42 am

grsupercity wrote:
Canobie Coaster wrote:Thanks! Screamin' Eagle has some intense moments and I do like the coaster, so it'll be nice to have it at the Kissimmee location I go to more often.


Where is it going? Hopefully they are not replacing rockstar


I'm hoping it doesn't come at the expense of another ride since aI thought they had space by those random flat rides in back, but I'd take it over the Rockstar Coaster personally.
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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby djcoastermark » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:18 am

^^ yeah, that whole back section of old town is so dang dead. It needs something more than the current tilt-a-whirl and a kiddie ride. Not that this coaster is a wow, but better than nothing. Hey, it is after all, the location of the removed Windstorm coaster.

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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby LegendLover » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:41 pm

I’m hoping Screamin’ Eagle goes into that back part of Old Town as well. I love both of those Miler coasters. I rode Viking Voyage at its original home and it was my favorite coaster at that park. Even though Screamin’ Eagle was half its size, I still thought it was a blast with that double down! That Old Town section would definitely benefit from it. It seems depressing as it sits right now and hardly anybody goes over there. Both parks will definitely benefit from these additions!

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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:22 am

Funspot is teasing something.

edit: maybe not. Their story indicates this is some sort of employee/staff standards thing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Fun Spot America Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:15 am

^ Seems to be some sort of promotion with nearby school districts.

https://www.wftv.com/community/9-family-connection/fun-spot-america-announces-golden-rule-day-at-florida-parks/978145949
ORLANDO, Fla. - Fun Spot America is initiating its Golden Rule Day in Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida, on Saturday, August 24th by raising funds for Orange and Osceola County Public Schools.

"I am so excited about this event as it reminds me of growing up in my parent's house," Fun Spot America CEO and owner John Arie Jr. said. "They always treated others how they wanted to be treated." "As I have taken over for my father after 50+ years in the industry it has not been easy filling his shoes," John Arie Jr. said. "I realized about a year ago that when you practice the Golden Rule everything else falls into place and I am so excited to go public with this mission as we all need to practice this a little bit more in our lives."

On Saturday, guests will receive huge savings that day as Single Day Fun Passes are reduced to $25 each plus tax, and Fun Spot will donate $5 to the Orange or Osceola County Education Foundations for every Fun Pass purchased.

"We have been so blessed with our business in the 20+ years in central Florida and now in Fayetteville, Georgia," John Arie Jr. said. "Giving back to the community is what warms our hearts and we are setting the example through our actions, not just our words." "We invite everyone to come to our parks and see it first-hand."

"It doesn't end there," John Arie Jr. said. "We want to help our community, so 20% of our Single Day Fun Pass sales for this promotion is going to Orange or Osceola County Public Schools." "This is going directly to students and teachers in these communities."

Guests may purchase up to ten Single Day Fun Passes and use them on August 24th or any time before June 1st of 2020. This is a limited time offer, passes are on sale online or at the park that day only from midnight through 12:00 noon. Guests should purchase online or visit the parks early that morning to take advantage of this offer.

"We have had an overwhelming response from our government officials, local business leaders, corporations, media partners, Florida Citrus Sports, and many more." John Arie Jr. said. "We are going to turn the communities we serve, this nation, and then the globe GOLD!!!!" "Thanks for being a part of our mission!!!!"
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