Sunday, November 30, 2014

Would You Like to Build a Snowman in Orlando?

Snow has arrived in Orlando!  Well, it has arrived, just not in the traditional, falling from the sky, sorta way.  Fun Spot America and WinTek, LLC has opened SnoSpot, a first of its kind outdoor snow play experience in Orlando.  The area allows families, both vacationers and locals, to frolic in the snow, have a snowball fight, or build a snowman.

SnoSpot’s snowmaking system is "revolutionary and completely different from other snow making systems around the world," allowing many children from the area to experience an evening playing in the snow for the first time.

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In addition to the large snow play area and snowball target arena, a highlight of SnoSpot is the snow tubing mountain.  Standing 24 feet tall, the hill features four, 120 foot long paths down.  Guests three and older are able to participate, and no special clothing or equipment is required.  The tubes used to head down the path get a surprising amount of speed in the small space!

© SnoSpot
While located on undeveloped land owned by Fun Spot America, SnoSpot is technically a separate entity.  SnoSpot requires a separate admission ticket that is valid for one day of operations - guests who have a Fun Spot armband are able to purchase tickets at a discount.

"Partnerships of this kind help fuel tourism and the local economy and my expectations are that our guests - many of whom have never seen real snow before - will be simply delighted by the addition of such a unique family experience,” said Fun Spot America CEO, John Arie, Sr.

SnoSpot officially opened on November 21st, and is open weekdays 6 p.m. through 10 p.m., weekends and holidays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.