XYZ wrote:I wonder how GCI is going to build their first out and back, a concept that was "evil" to them since the start of the company.
I have always liked their emphasis on highly twisted designs, although I see no reason for them not to branch out. I do have trouble remembering Prowler is an out-and-back, probably because it also has twister and terrain elements.
I watched the Prowler pov and thought the same thing, it's pretty twisty. Fun Spot's ride has a very GCI looking track, the crossovers and turn around look like their stuff, but it's still pretty straight forward out and back. The out and back part was no surprise as it was the best fit for the land but the structure was a surprise. Branching out is a good thing in present times but to me it's like a carpenter showing up with steel. This is not at all a complaint, I love the look of the ride for the park.
I was pretty cynical of this expansion when it was first announced -- mostly because Fun Spot's current ride lineup is fairly lame beyond their nice go-kart tracks. But, the GCI looks really damn amazing -- and the other rides look top notch. I'm getting pretty excited about this expansion at this point.... Can't wait to see it built.
^It's looking promising so far for sure. It remains to be seen how well they can execute their total plan for the 20 million dollar price tag. The coaster is probably going to be a good to great ride, that's a pretty safe bet, but the flats have to be good too. The Gyro Loop will probably stay as well as a Screaming Swing, thats a decent start. I would love to see a Wave Swinger, love those things, and a carny drop tower, Cypress Gardens' was killer. A big flashy modern flat would help the cause too, A Streetfighter with a good long cycle would be bliss.
I wonder if the waterpark being built is depending on the succsess of phase 1. I am looking forward to a 360 Rush. The notion of the smaller waterpark is appealing to me, I like the concept a lot. WIsh the place was mine.
I am a big Star Flyer fan, I ride the one at Magical Midway pretty often and always alone. Fun Spot is actually planning a Windseeker, it will do pretty well there. The flats are in the plan for a reason, I'm pretty sure they have it fugured out.
Our friends over at Fun Stop have finally been given the go ahead from the Orlando City Commission this week to proceed with their expansion plans.
Not ones to hang around the Fun Spot crew is ready and will have the ground breaking ceremony later this month.
Mark Brisson Director of Marketing has kindly shared the following photos to give you a taster of what is to come in the near future.
The double decker carousel above was purchased from Legoland/Cypress Gardens. It will be refitted to be more “America” themed. But it will be one of the first rides that will open after the break ground later this Spring.
The drawing above of the revamped Green Track that will be expanded, enlarged and made more challenging, as if the tracks arent challenging enough already…
The artist drawings of a new building that will attach to the existing building (it attaches on what is presently the back side and face into the park facing what is now the bumper boat pool). In this new building Fun Spot will have an expanded arcade, a Food Court with different snack bars, interior seating, Birthday Rooms that will convert to a Dinner Show theater, to allow development of a comedy or magic dinner show. This is part of Phase two and is not expected to be completed until late 2013 or early 2014.
From the air the drawings show how Fun Spots footprint wil have expanded and how it fits into the surrounding area.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
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