Friday, December 31, 2010

Fun Spot Action Park to Triple In Size

The greater Orlando area is highly competitive, really about as competitive as you can get.  That's not standing in the way of the owners of the two Fun Spot parks - instead they're kicking into expansion mode in order to make an even greater name for themselves.

Family owned and operated, the parks have become "the largest of the second tier attractions in Central Florida"  The owners were happy to announce that they have just purchased an additional 10 acres of land adjacent to Fun Spot Action Park, located just off International Drive in Orlando and quite close to the Universal Orlando Resort.

Here is a current aerial of Fun Spot Action Park with the newly purchased land highlighted:

Plans call for the area to be fully developed by 2012 or possibly 2013.  When complete approximately 200 jobs will have been created.  According to the park's blog plenty of ideas for the expansion are being tossed around.

"The new, expanded park will include more tracks, more rides, including some possible water rides, and a smaller version of the SkyCoaster located in the Kissimmee Park.  Paint Ball and batting cages have also been suggested but no commitment has been made."

The other property, Fun Spot USA, previously announced the addition of a Wild Mouse coaster, purchased from Cypress Gardens, that will open in March.  The park also purchased a Flying Eagles ride at IAAPA that will be added in February!

Great to hear such promising news from another independent park.  And a happy new year to you all!  Have a happy and safe one - we'll be seeing you in 2011!