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Here's a concept art for a 2013 GCI said to be released at what looks like a newly opening amusement park in Orlando, "Fun Spot Action Park." This park will probably make it even more worthwhile to be in Orlando, FL someday in the future. Even with this one, which looks to be pretty cool, it would be worth a visit if you're in the area...

It's GCI's first hybrid structure and the layout looks simple but fun. A nice double-up and double-down, and the turn around looks great. Maybe a 90 degree banking at the peak? I can't really tell which lane the outward track is in, but it looks like that quick bank to the right happens at the bottom of the first drop. That will be awesome!

From RCDB: http://www.rcdb.com/10348.htm

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Post June 7th, 2012, 10:46 pm

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theres allready a topic on this
but yes i do like the new layout more
you should post this on the current topic

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At first glance, I was rather disappointed; looked too standard to me. But, the more I look at it, the more I like it. That double-up-double-down element in the first section is something that they posted concept drawings of on their fb page; I wonder if that was actually part of designing this ride? That'll be quite cool, I'm expecting. I will say, however, that the return looks boring as hell [:(]

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Dunno man. If it has any speed coming out of the the turnaround at all, the next couple hills seem like they'd be pretty decent.

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The first couple, sure, but then there's a biggish hill that's sure to be taken slower, followed by a turn, then flatness.

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This is pretty cool, but like stated above the return could've been so much better...

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It is just concept art, so I guess we'll have to wait for some real results before nitpicking.

BUT I think it's safe to say it will probably have excellent pacing throughout... I mean, the top of the turnaround is either 90* or close to 90*, and GCIs [although not always the most forceful] always retain speed like a pro, so it should be quick, but nonetheless a very entertaining ride.

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Or it could be fast and rated as a family ride on the Six Flags website below a waterslide and poopty spinning ride because they're terrible.
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I love how all you can tell how a coaster will ride before its built.

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This thing will definitely be pretty nice to ride. Not the most creative layout, but still pretty good.
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Pretty awesome for a tiny out-and-back if you ask me.

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