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Fun Spot America is adding a new Wooden Roller Coaster for the summer 2017

KISSIMMEE, FL--(Marketwired - December 08, 2016) - Today we are excited to announce our HUGE deal with The Gravity Group, an American based company out of Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the deal The Gravity Group will custom design a new Roller Coaster that will be built for Fun Spot America's Kissimmee,Florida location.

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!"

Fun Spot America will be making an investment of $6 Million dollars for this new addition.
This project will add 50 new jobs to the local economy during construction.
Fun Spot America will also add an additional 20 new full time positions once the new Roller Coaster opens in the summer of 2017.

Ride Specifications:
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 Theme Parks are Central Florida's only family owned theme parks, with two locations 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 Theme Parks. Fun Spot America Theme Parks features unique patented multi-leveled go-kart tracks, Arcades, Roller Coasters, Family, Kiddie, and Thrill Rides. It is home to the largest arch (Orlando - 250 ft.) and tallest (Kissimmee - 300 ft.) SkyCoasters in the world. It has Orlando's only wooden roller coaster (White Lightning). Fun Spot America Theme Parks currently employs approximately 500 employees.

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Remember when GG's promos with NL were great and made with accuracy?

But in reality this looks like a pretty decent layout and have that strong airtime Gravity group is known for
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Yeah layout looks pretty frenetic!
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Like every Gravity Group woodies presented with NL, I think it will looks much much better in reality. It reminds me of when Switchback and Storm Chaser were presented by the way.

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The "Complete 360 degree barrel roll" is false advertising; it exits on a bank. I'd say 330 degrees at most.
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AceDFe19 wrote:
Like every Gravity Group woodies presented with NL, I think it will looks much much better in reality. It reminds me of when Switchback and Storm Chaser were presented by the way.


But that's just it, From Boardwalk Bullet to Ravine Flyer 2 the NL promos were amazingly accurate, and well put together. Of course it will look better in reality, it honestly looks like the best US ride of 2017. Its just whoever hey put in charge of making these videos is clearly not the same person as 10 years ago.
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You'd think if the animation shows you getting smacked in the face with a support, you would simply switch to the other seat and record. I don't know, maybe less people would notice.

Anyway, it looks like fun, but not anything mind blowing. Cool to see GG do an inversion other than a really wide corkscrew, though.
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I can't wait for more of these GG woodens to be built here instead of China!
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CKidd wrote:
AceDFe19 wrote:
Like every Gravity Group woodies presented with NL, I think it will looks much much better in reality. It reminds me of when Switchback and Storm Chaser were presented by the way.


But that's just it, From Boardwalk Bullet to Ravine Flyer 2 the NL promos were amazingly accurate, and well put together. Of course it will look better in reality, it honestly looks like the best US ride of 2017. Its just whoever hey put in charge of making these videos is clearly not the same person as 10 years ago.


Yes, I agree with you. :)

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CKidd wrote:
AceDFe19 wrote:
Like every Gravity Group woodies presented with NL, I think it will looks much much better in reality. It reminds me of when Switchback and Storm Chaser were presented by the way.


But that's just it, From Boardwalk Bullet to Ravine Flyer 2 the NL promos were amazingly accurate, and well put together. Of course it will look better in reality, it honestly looks like the best US ride of 2017. Its just whoever hey put in charge of making these videos is clearly not the same person as 10 years ago.


Or it is but they aren't being paid to convert what is probably a concept NL model into a fully accurate NL model
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I've got to say what a really cool "Gravity Group" woodie! At first, I thought that coaster would start like ZDT's "Switchback" due to a tiny turn into a lift hill. Also the "heartbeat" music (Love it now!) for that promo goes well!

I guess that'll be a great hit! :D
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I'm surprised it's a somewhat in-line roll, almost like a zero G roll!
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Looks like some nice hang-time.
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It actually reminds me a lot of the Coney Island Tornado, in terms of putting the most track in the least area.


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^^ Thanks for sharing such an awesome on-ride video! :D
- I have to prove that NL1 is still alive! Pack-a-punch tracks are, I personally feel, a LOT of fun! :)
- IMO, the ride stats are not everything in most cases! Never rely on the big numbers showing how tall, fast or long!

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Looks like the Orlando park is getting something as well!

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It's VReedom Flyer http://coasterhub.com/archives/19053

Got to try it out for IAAPA last month and I personally loved it. I think it'll work great at a small park like this, never seen more than a 1 cycle wait on anything there in my visits.


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Well if it's anything like the graphics shown on the sight, it's gotta look good! The Unreal VR on Iron Dragon was incredible, I hope they have similar graphics!
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