Tuesday, March 12, 2002 3:34 PM
Those traveling through northeast Indiana will have even more to cheer about this year. Fun Spot has announced that they are adding a Safari kiddie coaster and Balloon Race ride for their 47th season. In addition, the park's Schwarzkopf family classic, a Bayern Kurve, is finally ready to go after a year (or so it seemed!) of assembly.
The new management has to be commended for their job well done the last 2 years. Arrow's prototype launched loop, the Afterburner, was SBNO for a few seasons until the funds were put forth to repair it. It performed the entire 2001 season, and was manned by a very friendly staff! A ride on one of these is hard to come by, since there are more sitting in pieces than operating. Plus other things throughout the park have been given extra attention, so if you are in the area, it's worth it to stop by for a few hours. The Flying Scooters are snappable, if you are lucky enough to have a nice ride op! Check out Fun Spot Park for more.
I submitted this to news last week, but it's not up yet....sure it's not SFGAm, but it is news!
Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
Model coasters and rides
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 4:37 PM
Thanks for the news! Fun Spot is always
worth a few hours.
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Snake Oil Elixir
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 4:58 PM
Thanks for the information Arrow Guy! Hopefully, they have the ACE special "buy one, get one free" again this year. I want to try and make it there this year. They have three rides that I have always wanted to ride: Afterburner, Bayern Kurve, and Paratrooper. Last time I saw Afterburner was in 1984 at Circus World. It was a scary looking ride (at the time!)
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Experience the Force in THX
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 5:25 PM
I live in Indiana but never been to Fun Spot, can anyone tell me is it a good family park? I'd love to go!
Wednesday, March 13, 2002 11:37 AM
Ya, I think it is. It is small, but it is improving. I'd say give it a try especially if you have kids, but the hours there are not very long. You'd want to check the hours and days they are open on thier website.
Wednesday, March 13, 2002 11:58 AM
They tried to sell their coasters not oo long ago, but they didn't go for enough. They get a lot of people that attend for a few hours from the lakes around the area. It's a nice little park for the family.
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