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Images: Orlando's Fun Spot reveals plans for new wooden roller coaster for 2013Submitted by Nick Sim on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 08:39
The Fun Spot amusement park in Orlando has released full details of its planned new wooden roller coaster, which is due to open in February 2013.
In its initial announcement of the coaster, Fun Spot had reported that it will would be a simplistic family ride, featuring an L-shaped circuit. However, an increased budget has enabled the park to revise the plans significantly, and it will now offer a more "challenging and thrilling" experience for guests.
The wooden coaster will manufactured by specialist Great Coasters International, inc. (GCII), and will be highly visible from the International Drive road that runs alongside Fun Spot. It will feature a 2000-feet-long circuit, and a maximum height of 75-feet. At the foot of its 58-degree first drop, the ride will hit a top speed of 48 miles per hour, before racing through a series of twists and turns, including a record-breaking 90-degree banked turn.
The design of Orlando's first wooden roller coaster can be seen in the images below:
Fun Spot, located a short distance from Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort, is hoping to complete a 10-acre expansion by March 2013. This will include the new Fun Spot Water Park, which is set to include four slides. The park will also rebrand itself as "Fun Spot America".