Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fun Spot's New GCI Wooden Coaster

One question has been answered about Fun Spot's new wooden coaster, it will be designed by Great Coasters International.

The Coaster Crew's In The Loop show recently had on a representative from Fun Spot, who just announced plans to expand their Orlando location from 5 acres to 15 for 2013.  News recently came out detailing the entire water park that will also be built as part of the expansion, and when all is said and done the location will be rechristened Fun Spot America.

One thing that wasn't available previously was any details on both a wooden and steel coaster being built.  According to In The Loop, the wooden ride will be GCI designed, and stand under 100 feet tall - but that's not unusual of the company's ride portfolio.  The ride will be L-shaped and run along a road that borders the expansion property.  GCI is known for their twisted wooden coasters, so it will be interesting to see their take on a medium sized out-n-back ride.

Soon to be home to new rides, and a water park!

The steel coaster doesn't sound set in stone quite yet, but is promised to be family friendly though much smaller than the wooden ride.  The area will also see the debut of many other rides, mainly refurbished classic ones that have become proven fan favorites.

Fun Spot America's new wooden coaster will only be the third in the state of Florida, even though it's known as a theme park mecca, so the ride will be a welcome addition to the area's thrill arsenal.