Fun Spot America in Kissimmee will be getting a brand new hybrid wooden roller coaster with a 360-degree barrel roll. The new ride built by The Gravity Group will be 2,256 feet in length with a drop of 80.5 feet and a maximum speed of 48.5 mph. The $6 million dollar investment is expected to be open at the Florida theme park in the summer of 2017.
John Arie Jr, Fun Spot America's CEO stated:
"This is HUGE news not just for us but the city of Kissimmee as this will be the only wooden roller coaster in the southeast United States that will feature a 360 degree barrel roll. This roller coaster will be completely unique and thrilling, we have worked tirelessly with The Gravity Group to design a ride that will be a must ride coaster for any thrill seeker and coaster enthusiast, definitely bucket list worthy. We are still working through the theming, naming rights and sponsorship opportunities but with over two million visitors to our parks each year we do expect to move forward quickly on these opportunities. This is HUGE news for all of us in this community as we all continue to raise the bar and level of expectations when guests visit our city. Let's Make America Fun Again!"
- Track Length: 2256 feet
- Lift Height: 82 feet
- First Drop: 80.5 feet
- Maximum Bank Angle: 115 degrees
- 11 different air times
- Top Speed: 48.5 MPH
Fun Spot America's two theme parks parks are central Florida's only family owned theme parks, located in Orlando and Kissimmee. John Arie, Sr., owner and founder of the Fun-n-Wheels attraction in 1978 then developed and expanded the property into Fun Spot America.
Fun Spot America's two theme parks feature unique patented multi-leveled go-kart tracks, arcades, roller coasters, family, children's and thrill rides. They are home to the largest arch (Orlando - 250 ft.) and tallest (Kissimmee - 300 ft.) SkyCoasters in the world. The Orlando theme park includes the areas only wooden roller coaster, White Lightning.