Fun Spot announces new wooden roller coaster for Kissimmee from The Gravity Group

Posted Thursday, December 8, 2016 2:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

From the press release (edited for grammar and to remove extraneous capitalization):

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 or 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!"

Read the press release on Market Wired.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:32 AM
Tekwardo's avatar

I've ridden SoB, Hades 360, and a couple of inverting RMCs. Obviously SoB was a gimmic (and I contend that if they gave RMC a chance to fix that ride and add the look back in it could have been great, and we'd have that and hopefully Banshee elsewhere in the park), but the other inverting wooden coasters do a good job of adding inversions without it really being a gimmic now.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:46 AM
Vater's avatar

The funny thing about Son of Beast's "gimmick" is that it was the only decent (and tolerable) part of the ride. And they removed it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:55 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

I never even bothered with SOB once they removed the loop. That ride was terrible aside from that, and once it was gone, there really was no point.

Banshee is a much better replacement.


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