Each day that goes by Mine Blower at Fun Spot America, located in Kissimmee, Florida, is growing bigger. This past week the new wooden roller coaster's construction crews completed a very important part of the ride - and that is seen above. The coaster's steep 65 degree first drop of almost 81 feet is seen above in a beautiful photo from the ride's designer, The Gravity Group.
Fun Spot America is also working hard to keep fans updated on Mine Blower's construction progress via social media. They shared a set of photos a few days ago that also show the new coaster towering over the park. In the above photo we can see that the focus lately has been the first drop, but the ride's lift hill (seen in the center of the pic) is also going up quickly. At the top of the lift the trains will navigate a quick 180 degree turn before dropping down.
Here is another aerial view of the coaster from the park. It is amazing how much track will be contained is a rather small area - but the ride will still feature just under 2,300 feet of track when complete. More of the low-level turns are also going in currently, showing off the extreme banking that will be featured on Mine Blower.
Still to come is the ride's full inversion, a corkscrew, that will be built after the first drop and over the coaster's station!
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