How amazing is this. Big things do come in compact packages. A new GG coaster always gets rid of any jaded feelings about this hobby. I can't wait to get back to Orlando. Fun Spot is really making Orlando a destination with great variety for adventure/ thrill seekers, as a nice complement to Disney World and Universal Simulators Orlando.
The POV looks amazing! Still surprised how quickly this went up. I thought it was gonna open in July.
I'm flying into MCO tomorrow afternoon. I thought I was going to just miss riding this scrappy coaster. But I have changed my plans so I can get a few rides on it. I'll try to report back tomorrow night with a review. I hope the opening goes well so I can get my first GG woodie, and first inverting woodie.
| Lightning Rod | Skyrush | El Toro | Intimidator 305 | Maverick |
Was able to ride Mine Blower today. Here's some of my thoughts:
- Overall fun ride, super compact layout is great design - First drop has really great airtime - Inversion I thought could be a marketing gimmick but was the highlight- lots of airtime (throws you out going up, and you remain out of seat during upside down part) - About halfway through ride there is a bigger hill that somewhat kills off some speed. What would've been a great double down is OK - Timberliners... This is where I felt the ride suffered. The ride isn't rough like say Gwazi but I didn't find it smooth like Mystic Timbers or even White Lightning. It's not that it's beat you up rough, but rather the trains seem to spend a lot of the ride trying to find the track. Quite a bit of shuffling and bouncing for a brand new ride. Will average Joe notice? No - it isn't a deal breaker at all. But if you just ride Mystic Timbers or even White Lightning you can probably notice the difference. I'm not expert but if you watch the video another site posted of the wheels you can see them constantly bounce off the rails - whereas I thought Timberliners were suppose to almost hug the track.
Overall a great addition - just perhaps not as great as some of us built it up to be. But that's ok because it's still a fun ride.
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