Fun Spot America will bring new RMC roller coaster to Atlanta

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:52 PM | Contributed by Jeff

From the press release:

Fun Spot America Atlanta partners with Rocky Mountain Construction on the next BIG thing for Atlanta, in fact, it’s so big you’ll say...it’s HUGE! A new roller coaster design process is underway and scheduled to debut in 2022. Roller coaster enthusiasts, and theme park lovers, will soon be buzzing about the impact this partnership will have on the Atlanta area. Hold on tight because this will be Fun Spot America’s largest Roller Coaster investment ever.

The new roller coaster will be the first of many new marque rides and attractions yet to come to Fun Spot Atlanta. “RMC is a highly sought-after designer and manufacturer of award-winning roller coasters. We’re pleased to be able to provide HUGE thrills for families and coaster enthusiasts at our Atlanta park,” says CEO John Arie Jr.

Rocky Mountain Construction, often referred to as RMC, is a fabricator and manufacturer of extreme roller coasters located in Hayden, Idaho. Over the years, RMC has been known for its transformation of wooden roller coasters into new hybrid attractions. Founder and owner, Fred Grubb created RMC’s notable steel Ibox track which uses steel I-beams to replace the traditional layered wooden track design. The idea of this was to reduce maintenance costs and increase the coaster's longevity while providing awesome high-speed twists, turns, and inversions. “We’re excited to be working with Fun Spot America and thrilled to be bringing a fantastic new RMC coaster to Atlanta,” said Grubb.

John Arie Jr. said, “We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with RMC because we love their world- renowned products, family-owned and operated business mindset, and know this is a perfect fit for the Fun Spot family. We can’t wait to see the final project and the HUGE positive impact it will have on the park for years to come.”

Fun Spot America has yet to announce additional details about the coaster, but the park is pursuing a naming rights sponsorship opportunity with one of Atlanta’s major sports franchises.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:15 PM
Vater's avatar

the park is pursuing a naming rights sponsorship opportunity with one of Atlanta’s major sports franchises.

Hmm...why not three?

Brave Falcon Hawk

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:20 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

Brave Falcon Hawk United… you forgot the MLS team. And before you say no one cares about soccer they have sold out Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:42 PM
Vater's avatar

Nah, I didn't forget. I actually care about soccer about as much as I care about baseball, basketball and football. Which is to say, hardly at all.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:10 PM

Falconhawk sounds like a name Cedar Fair would use. (Lookin' at you, Wolverine Wildcat.)

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:44 PM
Jeff's avatar

Go, sportsball!


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:07 PM

Now the question is - will they get this RMC open before Busch Gardens decides to open Iron Gwazi?

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:20 PM
Jeff's avatar

Nah. When BGT is staffed to the extent they want and can predictably attract a crowd, they'll open it. I think that's this year.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:11 PM

hambone said:
Falconhawk sounds like a name Cedar Fair would use. (Lookin' at you, Wolverine Wildcat.)

Just have to clarify that Cedar Fair was not involved with Michigan's Adventure when Wolverine Wildcat was named.

Now Thunderhawk, on the other hand...well, that was a name they stole from Dorney Park...which also pre-dates Cedar Fair involvement.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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