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

Postby Chittlins » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:05 pm

robbalvey wrote:^ They already have a spinning coaster at their other park in Kissimmee. Would like to see them get this phase done, have it be really successful for them, and THEN start working on their next phase! ;)


They have a sky coaster too. I'm thinking more like Undertow spinner not wild mouse. It was just a thought.

I'm glad this phase will be done when we hit FLA next Feb.

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

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:26 pm

^^Soooooo was that person affiliated with the park or construction company? Because there are definitely No Trespassing signs all over the site.
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby John Peck » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:33 am

Lots of great shots of the Skycoaster going up at their Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/FunSpotAmerica?ref=ts&fref=ts

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

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:23 pm

Went out and watched them top off the Skycoaster this morning, I should have lots of pics tomorrow!
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby Patrick210 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:00 am

We finished installing the SkyCoaster Sunday and we were very fortunate that it never rained, everything went smoothly. The SkyCoaster is up and the safety lights are on. There is some painting left to do, but not that much. The lighting is also installed, it will have a very intense green glow at night when those are connected. I've included a few shots from areas that the public can't access. We think this really changes the landscape of north I-Drive.

In about a week, the GCI coaster will begin a rapid installation process. Many completed bents are on the ground waiting to go up.

The last two main supports for the figure 8 of the Freedom Flyer will also be installed soon.

Soon the groundwork will be completed and the pavers will begin to be installed.

Things are moving fast.
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Sunday morning
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Final section
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Lining it up
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Arch is up
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Raising the back pole
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Back pole in place
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View from the parking lot
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View from atop the Quad Helix track
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The Flight Deck of the SkyCoaster
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View from the Flight Deck Observation platform

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

Postby AyTrane » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:25 am

Looks great,thanks for the update Patrick!

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

Postby Patrick210 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:51 pm

Here's a link to the timelapse video of the install, lots of fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u2cli_RlyXg

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

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:18 pm

That's pretty cool! I love doing time lapse.
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby Double0Kevin » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:50 pm

Awesome. That thing is a beast. It's always weird to see a lattice Skycoaster painted. I think SFMM is the only other one that is painted, but I personally think they look better painted rather than bare steel. Are you guys only having one flight line or two? All the artwork I've seen shows one launch tower but I've never seen a single on a Lattice, and it also looks like there are 2 flight brackets.
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

Postby Patrick210 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:05 pm

The arch structure is capable of handling two flight lines, but we are only going to utilize one. One reason is to save space for the new go kart track, it will pass right over where the other back tower would have been. We would have also had to build another launch extension atop the restaurant building. The rooftop configuration allows maximum usage of space in that area. Also, our experience in Kissimmee tells us that a SkyCoaster of this height doesn't necessarily have enough demand to warrant 2 lines. While quite a few people fly in a year, the wait times are not that long even on busy nights. Plus, we think it is more of a unique event with only one flight at a time.

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