NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park Announces White Lightning!

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Fun Spot Action Park White Lightning Wooden Roller Coaster

Postby robbalvey » Mon May 28, 2012 1:19 pm

Very exciting news everyone!

Today, we were sent some official news from Fun Spot Action Park about their new GCI woodie! Check it out....

Dear Robb,

In the past you have been kind enough to help Fun Spot get the word out about a number of different events or new attractions we have. We wanted to thank you by providing you information about one of our new roller coasters before it becomes public. Initially, the wooden (with steel supports) coaster that GCI was building for us was going to be “family Friendly’ and unique to Central Florida because of it’s wooden ride. However, as finances have permitted, we can develop a more challenging and thrilling coaster experience than we first planned on.

Below are some details about the new coaster and attached are 4 drawings of what GCI is presently building. This stills fits in with the Master Plan approved in March by the City Of Orlando. This coaster will be part of Rebranding to Fun Spot America, with a Vekoma steel suspension coaster and a 250 foot SkyCoaster, plus other family themed rides. The Grand Reopening will take place in February or March of 2013. This wood coaster will be called “White Lighting” and on clear night, you will see Moon shine off the steel struts. White Lighting will run parallel to two streets; Grand National and Touchstone.

White Lightning Stats:
Length= 2000ft
Height= 75ft
Max Speed= 48mph
Max drop= 58degress (world record coined “Claire Curve”)
Max bank angle= 90degrees (world record coined “Ariel Dive”)
Air time moments= apprx 18
Ride length= apprx 1:15min
Rumored by International Coaster Experts to become “the BEST coaster ride in Central Florida, maybe the world!!!”
Opening Feb 2013


I know am certainly looking forward to finally getting a quality wood coaster here in Orlando! What do you all think?

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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park expanding by 10 acres!

Postby SharkTums » Mon May 28, 2012 1:22 pm

Wow! This may be my most anticipated GCI Ever!!!!

It looks so different from their other coasters, I see quite a bit of airtime potential for sure!

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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park expanding by 10 acres!

Postby CoasterLover » Mon May 28, 2012 1:24 pm

Do my eyes see a double-up-double-down?!? Very nice!

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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park expanding by 10 acres!

Postby crazywolf88 » Mon May 28, 2012 1:27 pm

2nd pic from the bottom: Do I see 90 DEGREES!! on that turnaround! :b

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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park expanding by 10 acres!

Postby Airtime&Gravity » Mon May 28, 2012 1:27 pm

That far turn-around looks amazing, and despite being a small-ish ride, the ride itself looks far better than most wooden coasters out there. This ride seems to push the smaller isn't always better to its limits, and the only other coaster that I think will be able to match this coaster is Timber Fall's Hellcat. Those of you in the Orlando area sure look like you'll be lucky to get this ride.

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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park expanding by 10 acres!

Postby QueerRudie » Mon May 28, 2012 1:27 pm

An Out & Back GCI with traditional hills... B&M making coasters with force again. Schwarzkopf coasters getting resurrected next season.

2013 is looking like it's going to be a blockbuster year all around.
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park expanding by 10 acres!

Postby KI Kidd » Mon May 28, 2012 1:30 pm

It's hard to tell for sure (looking at this on my phone at the moment) but is that a 90 degree bank on the hill right after the first drop?

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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park expanding by 10 acres!

Postby cal1br3tto » Mon May 28, 2012 1:32 pm

That layout looks wicked.

CoasterLover wrote:Do my eyes see a double-up-double-down?!? Very nice!

Just what I want to see in a wooden coaster design. It looks amazing and I hope it delivers.
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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park expanding by 10 acres!

Postby jmicha » Mon May 28, 2012 1:33 pm

This thing looks great. I'm happy to see more of these small "family" wooden coasters that still pack a punch. They're great looking. And that turnaround is gorgeous. Maybe I'll be able to get to Fun Spot and check it out when I'm (hopefully) in Orlando after New Years.

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Re: NEWS: Fun Spot Action Park expanding by 10 acres!

Postby eddytheviper » Mon May 28, 2012 1:33 pm

:omg: It's beautiful...

Whilst i'm not typically a fan of out and back coasters, this just looks phenomenal and will be brilliant for Florida.
Good on Fun Spot for really pushing the boundaries with this one.
Here's hoping this coaster can really set this place on the map and rejuvenate the otherwise dying area of International Drive.

Cannot wait, it looks an total airtime beast :airtime:

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