Fun Spot Orlando

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Monday, December 4, 2017 9:37 PM

My wife and I stopped through on our way to Disney's Vero Beach resort for a much needed relaxation vacation.

Nice clean park. $45.99 for an all day ride band is a bargain compared to the other Orlando parks over a $100 for a single day. Our two laps on each coaster cost us $36 total. $9 is a lot. Are we in Vegas? I'm spoiled with the $3 Phoenix.

Freedom Flyer was nothing to report. Experienced the same ride at Kings Island. It's ok.

White Lightning was the reason for the visit. I could've stayed on that for at 5-10 laps. So rideable. Only one train running. 1 train wait for front seat ride. Perfect pacing. Love the double up and double down. Great use of the real estate the coaster takes up. 8 of 10. Love GCI.

We are going to visit Fun Spot Kissimmee and downtown disney on our way back out of Orlando. We are waiting until 2019 to buy our Disney season passes. We are newly DVC members and are on our first vacation. Lots to learn about using that to our advantage.

Monday, December 4, 2017 11:20 PM
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Freedom Flyer is not the same as the ride at KI.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:34 AM

Thanks for the correction. It didn't seem different. It was ok.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:11 AM
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It’s the same ride it’s not the same layout (but it is similar in that both pretty much do the same order of most elements).

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:40 PM

The same order of most elements: turn, turn, turn, turn, turn, turn, brakes.

Also, the Hang & Bangs like the one at Kings Island have the same layout as the large Vekoma junior coasters, like Woodstock Express at Cedar Point, just Inverted.

Hey, let's ride (random Intamin coaster). What? It's broken down? I totally didn't expect that.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:52 PM

It was originally a custom layout created for a park in Sweden. The space requirements gave out the aerial layout and they tried to minimize the number of supports required. This ended up being a perfect fit for parks like Fun Spot and it is now a production model for Vekoma. The train is much better than the earlier installation thanks to the great restraint and the fact it can now swing a little. Look at the following picture and you will see the hydraulic cylinders doing their magic on Steel Lasso at Frontier City.

Amazingly, Bolliger & Mabillard at the request of a chinese park came up with a Family Inverted Coaster. The layout is quite similar to Freedom Flyer, with a little more kick on the first drop. The ride is massively overbuilt: imagine the current B&M track with a smaller gauge, heavy duty chain and a train that use the Banshee restraints without the soft vests.

Happy Valley must have been happy with it because they are building a second Family Inverted Coaster at Happy Valley Beijing.

The existing Family Inverted Coaster at Happy Valley Shanghai.

Last edited by Absimilliard, Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:52 PM

Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:03 PM

We hit Mind Blower and Disney Springs up on our way back to the Orlando International.

Love the trains. Those restraints are really comfortable. The inversion is my favorite element on the ride. The way it's stretched out really adds excitement. Love the steep first drop. We walked right on to a front seat ride since it was in the 50s in Orlando. Fun ride.

I think with the weather everyone decided to go shopping and Disney Springs was packed. The parking garage was filled to capacity, so we parked in the parking lot by the Cirque show.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 5:29 PM
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I’ll be in Orlando later this week. Excited to hit both fun spots.

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